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Opening Reception: Down Time

Nick Cave, Arm Peace, 2018, Cast bronze and vintage tole flowers. © Nick Cave. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Join the Smart Museum and UChicago student curators for an evening celebration of Down Time: On the Art of Retreat.

Organized through the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry, the exhibition centers the tension between retreat’s benefits and elusiveness to explore how artists have represented black subjects in places of respite, and how black artists have aspired to, imagined, performed, and created spaces for sustaining themselves.

The evening celebration features comfort food, mocktails, a coloring activity, gallery talks, and more. 

FREE, open to all.


Image: Nick Cave, Arm Peace, 2018, Cast bronze and vintage tole flowers. © Nick Cave. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.