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An esteemed artist and teacher, Theaster Gates is coordinator of arts programming at the University of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Speaking of Passage, Life After Qualls at the South Side...
Audio Lecture: Artists Connect: Theaster Gates Connects with Japanese Ceramics
As part of our American Perspectives season, distinguished literary scholar and Stanford professor Arnold Rampersad explores the relation ship between jazz and the work of Langston Hughes and Ralph...
Audio Lecture: Arnold Rampersad on Ralph Ellison
Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, Kwame Dawes is a poet of precision, passion, and lyricism. At this event, Dawes reads from three of his books: Gomer's Song, Impossible Flying,...
Audio Lecture: Reading: Kwame Dawes
Sam Stephenson, media historian, sheds new light on Thelonious Monk's famous Town Hall Concert through newly available film and audio clips by W. Eugene Smith, one of Time-Life's greatest...
Audio Lecture: Jazz Connection: Revisiting Thelonious Monk's Town Hall Concert
Watch an analysis of Walter Ellison's painting Train Station and learn how the Great Migration impacted African Americans' lives in the 1930s.

Artist Walter Ellison's Train...
Video: Walter Ellison's <em>Train Station</em>
A brief essay focusing on Alma Thomas's Starry Night and the Astronauts. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Starry Night and the Astronauts</em> by Alma Thomas
Bibliography of related resources excerpted from the African American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago teacher
manual.
Bibliography: African American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
This timeline provides a context for the artworks in the African American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago teaching manual.
Timeline: African American Art Timeline
This essay examines The Room No VI by Eldizier Cortor who exhibits a distinctive style that is both realistic and dreamlike. With the dramatic cropping and the artist's striking use of...
Essay: <em>The Room No. VI</em> by Eldizier Cortor
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