David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art and DuSable Museum of African American History
$250,000
Chicago, Illinois
2017

To support Side by Side, a collaborative exhibition project that looks at the art and ideas produced and circulated on the city’s South Side during the 1960s and 1970s and in ways they shaped the city and endure today. The Smart Museum’s exhibition, South Side Stories: Rethinking Chicago Art, 1960 to 1980, takes a nuanced look at the cultural history of Chicago‚Äôs South Side during this period through nearly 100 objects, with a focus on artists of the Black Arts Movement. The DuSable’s exhibition, Holdings, considers ways in which individuals, artists, and institutions on the South Side have collected, shaped, and embodied history; and how these collections and histories are incorporated into contemporary artistic practices.