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Black Artists Matter: The Struggle to be Recognized

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Members & guests–free. Registration deadline: June 21. To register, please scroll down or call the Village office at 773.248.8700. Space is limited!

We’re excited to present a singular chance to learn about a broad field, completely unfamiliar to many. The African American artists included are widely representative both historically and stylistically. After Cleo Wilson’s presentation, attendees are invited to a private exploration of the exhibits at the handsome new DePaul Art Museum.

Cleo Wilson is a founder of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, and served as its president from 2000-2002, and executive director from 2005-2012. She has served on a variety of state and municipal grant-review panels, including the Illinois Arts Council and Arts Midwest, and in 2018 served as a juror for the Black Harvest Film Festival. A frequent lecturer, Wilson speaks on philanthropy, civil liberties, race and other topics to high school youth. She has made presentations on “What is Self-Taught Art?” to varied audiences including at DePaul University, Columbia College, the Museum of Nebraska Art, and Mather Lifeways at its More Than a Café in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago.


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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


DePaul Art Museum
935 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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