Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
December 4, 2021–March 13, 2022
Chicago Cultural Center, Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North
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1919, 1980. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo. Photo Credit: Joshua White. © 2021 The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott (1925-2009). In his large-scale paintings, Colescott confronted deeply embedded cultural hierarchies involving race, gender, and social inequality in America with fearless wit and irony.
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Major support of the exhibition has been provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Richard Rosenthal; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for the research phase of the exhibition and the exhibition itself; and the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation for its support of the catalogue.
The exhibition is made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art.