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Exhibition Opening

Opening Reception for Rick Lowe: Notes on the Great Migration

10.25.2022 07:00 PM

Event Summary

This opening reception celebrated an exhibition of new paintings by Rick Lowe, the acclaimed Houston-based artist who was a Visiting Fellow at the Neubauer Collegium from 2019 until 2021. Lowe’s “notes” on the Great Migration took shape in the wake of another Chicago-centered project begun in 2019: his Black Wall Street Journey, part of the Toward Common Cause exhibition celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program. (That exhibition, in turn, was informed by the Black Wall Street Journey research project at the Neubauer Collegium.) The centerpiece of Notes on the Great Migration was a new mode of presenting Lowe’s two-dimensional work – in a manner fitting for the artist’s pioneering contributions to American “social sculpture.”