May 27th 2021

The Catalyst and Preservation of Cultural Institutions

@ Hyde Park Art Center


Opening Thursday, May 27th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, July 24th

Representatives from Chicago-based, culture-specific arts institutions discuss how such institutions are uniquely positioned to take on the role of culture keepers and enable communities of color to find power in their collective identities. Leading the roundtable conversation are Debra Yepa-Pappan, artist and Native Community Engagement Coordinator for the Native American Exhibition Hall at the Field Museum; Cesareo Moreno, Visual Arts Director and Chief Curator at National Museum of Mexican Art; and Carla Stillwell, Executive Director of the Stillwell Institute for Contemporary Black Art. The conversation will be moderated by Pascale Ife Williams. This event is in conjunction with our Faheem Majeed exhibition, Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden: Shrouds.

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This program is made possible by generous support for the exhibition, related public program, and catalog is provided in part by The Joyce Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art, Polk Bros Foundation, and the Host Committee led by Jack and Sandra Guthman, Eric and Cheryl McKissack, and Cynthia Heusing and David Kistenbroker. Contributions also provided by John Ellis, Julie Marie Lemon, Heinrich Jaeger, Cheryl and Thomas Rudbeck, and Freddye Smith.

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