Black Artists Matter: The Struggle to be Recognized

Tuesday, June 25, 4:30–6:00 PM. DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton. Members & guests–free. To register, please click here or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

We’re excited to present a singular chance to learn about a broad field, completely unfamiliar to many. The African American artists included are widely representative both historically and stylistically. After Cleo Wilson’s presentation, attendees are invited to a private exploration of the exhibits at the handsome new DePaul Art Museum. Cleo Wilson is a founder of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, and served as its president from 2000-2002, and executive director from 2005-2012. She has served on a variety of state and municipal grant-review panels, including the Illinois Arts Council and Arts Midwest, and in 2018 served as a juror for the Black Harvest Film Festival. A frequent lecturer, Wilson speaks on philanthropy, civil liberties, race and other topics to high school youth. She has made presentations on “What is Self-Taught Art?” to varied audiences including at DePaul University, Columbia College, the Museum of Nebraska Art, and Mather Lifeways at its More Than a Café in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago.