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Take Care with Art After Dark: Black Arts Birthday Party

In a surreal painting by Nathan Wright, a naked Black man is bound in a crouched position. A boy balances on one leg to the left and a cornucopia filled with jewels, a yacht, and a car floats in a dark sky.

May 19, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Celebrate the birthdays of two icons: Malcolm X and Lorraine Hansberry on an imagined museum visit to the Smart on their shared birthdays!

Facilitated by Lead Museum Educator and Teaching Artist Nicole Bond, we will celebrate the birthdays of two icons: Malcolm X and Lorraine Hansberry. Join us for a virtual gallery tour of artworks Nicole imagines the two would stop to ponder if spending what would be their ninety-sixth and ninety-first birthday perusing the Smart Museum's collection and previously exhibited works.

Bring a cupcake and a birthday candle to make a wish.

  • Malcom X (May 19, 1925–February 21, 1965) American Minister/Activist
  • Lorraine Hansberry (May 19, 1930–January 12, 1965) American Playwright

FREE. To help build a community of participants, capacity is limited and advanced registrations is required.

Take Care with Art After Dark

Art After Dark is a monthly a series of live art-making gatherings led by the Smart Museum's Educators via Zoom.

Image: Nathan Wright, Bound (detail), 1971, oil on canvas. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Purchase, the Paul and Miriam Kirkley Fund for Acquisitions, 2020.5.