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Art After Dark: Art and Protest

A painting shows a silhouetted figure being pulled in different directions, against a blue filed that reads Bob Thompson This House Is Mine.

A night of discussion and performance surrounding the art of Bob Thompson and the artists that inspired his work—paintings, songs, and poetry that confront the artistic tension of expression and protest.

Join renowned Blues musician and Lead Museum Educator Katherine Davis and other special guests as they share their musical interpretation of selected Nina Simone songs and poetry readings. Plus, enjoy special after-hours access to Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine and Unsettled Ground: Art and Environment from the Smart Museum Collection.

Art After Dark: Art and Protest features Katherine Davis (vocals) with Kayla Henderson (vocals), Mz. Reese (vocals), Devyn Longstreet (vocals), William Corduroy (bass), Keith A. Hudson (drums), and Tony Milano (keyboard, music arrangements).

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EXPO Art Week

This program is presented as part of EXPO ART WEEK. On April 5, explore a few of the other galleries, museums, and exhibition spaces in our dynamic community of arts and culture as the DuSable Museum of African American History, Hyde Park Art Center, Logan Center Exhibitions, Oriental Institute Museum, Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, and The Renaissance Society all open with late hours and other events throughout the evening. Browse the full schedule of South Side Openings and Events »

Image: Bob Thompson, The Struggle, 1963, Oil on canvas, 58 x 78 in. (147.3 x 198.1 cm), Collection of halley k harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld, New York. © Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York.