Sun Ra was a big band innovator and Afrofuturist pioneer who greatly influenced contemporary music—from jazz and soul to hip-hop. His legacy lives on through the Sun Ra Arkestra, 14+ musicians who trained and toured with Sun Ra until his death, and continue to play his revolutionary music under the direction of alto-saxophonist and longtime Sun Ra collaborator, Marshall Allen. This performance is presented on the occasion of “Never a Lovely So Real: Photography and Film in Chicago, 1950–1980.”
Presented with Constellation Chicago
“Never a Lovely So Real: Photography and Film in Chicago, 1950–1980” is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
This exhibition is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Support for Live Arts programming is provided by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Image: Sun Ra Arkestra. Photo by Ben Houdijk.