Eugene Eda’s Doors for Malcolm X College

January 21–June 25, 2017

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Hall, 4th Floor North

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 Eugene Eda’s Doors for Malcolm X College (Photo by: Lee Bey)

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This exhibition will reunite all 32 doors painted by Eugene Eda for the stairwells of the original, now demolished Malcolm X College. Painted in 1971 by one of the principal artists of the Wall of Respect, the monumental doors are a landmark of the Black Arts movement in Chicago. The Exhibition includes other portable artworks in the MXC collection as well as documentation that will shed light on this important and turbulent period in Chicago history. Part of the City of Chicago's Year of Public Art.


Public Programs

Artist Talk with Eugene “Eda” Wade

February 25, 11am-noon

Part of the Chicago Cultural Center Exhibition Open House


Gallery Talks with curator Daniel Schulman

Wednesdays, April 12, May 10 & June 14, 12:15pm

Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North


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