African American Artists and Themes from the Collection of the Koehnline Museum of Art: Celebrating Black History Month
February 1 - 28, 2021
In celebration of Black History Month, the Koehnline Museum of Art presents a selection of works drawn from its permanent collection, featuring works produced by African American artists and works that depict African American topics. The exhibition introduces Chicago artists such as Margaret Burroughs, Richard Hunt, Eugene “Eda” Wade, Egon Weiner, Gregory Orloff, Joyce Owens and Judith Roth. It also includes post-Civil War images by Frances Palmer and Walter Richards, and several African American movie posters from the 1930s and 1940s, all reflecting the struggle for African American civil rights.