Exhibition series marks African American Cultural Center’s 25th anniversary


The African American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago will present “In Retrospect: An Exhibition Series, Oral History and Archival Project” to commemorate the center’s 25th anniversary.


Opening reception: May 26, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Closing reception: Aug. 11, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Exhibition on view: Monday – Thursday, May 26 through Aug. 11, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and by appointment.


UIC African American Cultural Center Gallery
Addams Hall, Room 207
830 S. Halsted St.


The second of three installments of “In Retrospect” features the works of five Chicago area artists who previously exhibited at the African American Cultural Center as a part of the center’s long-running Visiting Artists Series from 1991 to 2012.

The summer presentation focuses on the theme of “environment,” with fine art photographs, mixed media and paintings by artists whose works have been exhibited widely throughout Chicago, the U.S. and abroad.

The May 26 opening reception features remarks by the visiting artists, who include photographer Cousandra Armstrong and mixed media artists Katie V. Flowers-Smith, Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz and RHB.

The African American Cultural Center at UIC is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an exhibition series, arts workshops, poetry readings, story circles, an archival research project and other activities that highlight historical and contemporary issues, events, programs and experiences that have furthered the center’s mission and purpose.

Admission is free and open to the public. More information about the exhibition and related programs is available at (312) 996-9549 or online.

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