Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time
(Block Museum of Art)
An ambitious exhibition of material culture from Medieval Africa revives a forgotten history of the continent’s prosperity and cultural wealth that had been elided by Eurocentricism.
(Art Institute of Chicago)
The eminent Chicago-based photographer turns from portraiture to the architecture and landscapes of the Underground Railroad, a major first showing of “Night Coming Tenderly, Black,” a new body of work.
Stateless: Views of Global Migration
(Museum of Contemporary Photography)
Eight artists humanize the global migration crisis at a museum with a long track-record of examining politics and current events through photography.
Minami Kobayashi and Chanel Chiffon Thomas
Humans, animals and landscapes figure into the colorful abstractions of these Chicago-based painters.
Cody Tumblin and Kevin MacNamee Tweed
Two painters will show work in a space that always offers thoughtful pairings.
Elliot J. Reichert is a Chicago-based curator, critic, and editor. He is a currently Curator of Contemporary Art at the Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana Unversity, and Hatch Projects Curatorial Resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition. Formerly, he was Art Editor of Newcity and Assistant Curator at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. His writing has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, the Journal of Visual Culture, and Newcity.