EXPO Chicago Curators! An Afternoon with Diasporal Rhythms!
MINI HOME TOUR………
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Featuring: Collections: Dan Parker/Patric McCoy
Menu Prepared by: Chef Ruby
This is a fundraising event for Diasporal Rhythms
Tickets: $60.00 per person
About the Tour:
Once you purchase your ticket you will receive a confirmation and address to the homes
Transportation: On your own
Parker Collection 1:00 pm -2:00 pm Tour
This massive and breathtaking art collection is housed in a stunning Kenwood duplex condo. Over 30 years in the making, this collection includes works of art from the entire African diaspora, including an unrivaled collection of African art, artifacts and masks seldom seen outside of museums. A portion of this fine collection is memorialized in a must have reference book, “African American Art: The Diaspora and Beyond” by Parker, a prolific collector, art historian, professor and lecturer.
The condo abounds with rich color and texture that creates a lush yet relaxing environment. At home among equally intriguing furniture and lighting, these beautifully choreographed and stunning paintings, sculptures and masks tell an intimate story. Viewers should plan to spend extra time at this venue which includes over 500 works of art that persuasively jostles for notice in the stairwells, hallways, bathrooms and kitchen. This massive collection includes examples of work done by all of the 19 Diasporal Rhythms featured artists.
McCoy Collection 2:00pm – 3:00 pm Tour
This gorgeous North Kenwood condo is filled with a vast collection of art from the African Diaspora and beyond – over 1100 works of art collected over more than four decades. Although there are many pieces collected during this collector’s travels across the Americas, Europe and Africa, the overwhelming majority of the 300+ artists represented in the collection are from the Chicago area. This unique collection also includes examples of work done by 23 of the 24 Diasporal Rhythms featured artists.
This large, sun-filled space is beautifully decorated with sleek mid-century modern furniture that complements the art that fills the space. Each piece of art is lovingly and intelligently arranged to create a harmonious installation that that wonderfully surprises and entertains in one area, provokes thoughtful conversation in another and overall calms the spirit. Arranged in mini-collections, the viewer will be completely enthralled with the entryway through to the living room, hallway, bathrooms and back porch – and don’t ignore the ceiling.