Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Chicago, Illinois

To support African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce, and the Politics of Race, an exhibition exploring how the city’s African American designers worked across different media and practices to define a role for African Americans in the design professions. The project highlights the diverse array of design styles and practices they innovated and how, over the course of the twentieth century from the Great Migration to the 1980s, Chicago became a national center for African American design.