Feb 25th 2018

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is proud to collaborate with Art Design Chicago, a year-long celebration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, on a collection of co-hosted Storytellings throughout 2018, taking place in our intimate Drawing Room Library. Each Storytelling will feature Art Design Chicago exhibition curators and contemporary Chicago-based artists and designers, conversing about the city’s art and design legacy and focusing on ways in which contemporary creative practice is influenced by generations of artists and designers that came before.

This February, DePaul Art Museum Director Julie Rodrigues Widholm and artist Faheem Majeed discuss the important legacy of Chicago-based artist Barbara Jones-Hogu (1938–2017) who was a central figure of the Black Arts Movement and a founding member of the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA). Julie is the curator of the Museum’s current exhibition “Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite 1968–1975” and Faheem is a contributor to the exhibition catalog.

This complimentary event will take place in the Drawing Room Library at 11:00AM with seating first come, first served. RSVP: http://chicagoathleticevents.com/tc-events/storytelling-series-with-art-design-chicago-julie-rodrigues-widholm-and-faheem-majeed/

March 4: Storytelling Series with Art Design Chicago: Cesáreo Moreno and Errol Ortiz

As Director of the DePaul Art Museum and former curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Julie Rodrigues Widholm is a nationally recognized curator of contemporary art and has earned a reputation for highlighting the work of emerging and local artists.

A resident of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, Faheem Majeed is an artist, educator, curator, and community facilitator. Faheem is the former Executive Director of the South Side Community Art Center and currently serves as Co-Director of the Floating Museum.

Art Design Chicago is an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with Presenting Partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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