Terra Foundation-supported Events

Seminar: “New Negro Modernism: Commodity Racism, Race Consumption, and the Making of a Black Commercial Aesthetic in Interwar Chicago” by Davarian Baldwin

Davarian Baldwin, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College, will present the commercial artistic biography of Charles Dawson to explore the rarely acknowledged role of graphic design as part of the modern race consciousness produced within Chicago’s larger New Negro movement.

This interdisciplinary scholarly seminar is part of the on-going academic program Chicago: City of Design and Commerce, 1890–1990, which will run from fall 2017 through fall 2018. This series offers a forum for scholars to gather, share works-in-progress, and discuss new scholarship that explores Chicago’s contributions to design history. The series is presented by the Newberry Library’s Center for American History and Culture as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.newberry.org/03152018-davarian-baldwin-trinity-college