Friday, August 16, 2013

AFRICOBRA at the DuSable Museum

Here is the final installment of the AFRICOBRA show, which is being displayed at the DuSable Museum of African American History from July until September 29th. As I wrote in my previous post, AFRICOBRA is a movement started by a revolutionary group of Black artists in the 1960s. Their work is visually engaging, using bold patterns and colors.

As in the show at the Logan Center, the DuSable preparators also covered their walls in colors taken from the artworks on display.


AFRICOBRA Show at DuSable Museum

AFRICOBRA Show at DuSable Museum

AFRICOBRA Show at DuSable Museum

AFRICOBRA Show at DuSable Museum

AFRICOBRA Show at DuSable Museum

AFRICOBRA Show at DuSable Museum

AFRICOBRA Show at DuSable Museum

They even took it a step further by painting tribal inspired patterns in the doorways. As an interior designer always looking for new ideas, I had to take pictures of this and share them.

AFRICOBRA Show at DuSable Museum

AFRICOBRA Show at DuSable Museum

Here's a closer look. I think this would be great in the right room. It's such an unexpected detail.

AFRICOBRA Show at DuSable Museum

They even took elements of some of the other paintings and stenciled them on the walls, like these men with big Afros.

This is definitely an art show worth visiting if you like contemporary art that explores important social issues, or if you are interested in seeing the work of some of the unsung heroes of the Chicago art scene.  See it before it's gone! For more information, here's the link to the museum again:
DuSable Museum of African American History

2 comments:

  1. Love Love Loved the preview of your exhibition Afrocobra at the Dusable Museam...... Josie

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