Chicago On My Mind shares a story of many Chicagos. Expanding on the intended curatorial vision of the 1969 exhibition Harlem on My Mind presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chicago on My Mind explores cultural values driven by Chicago-based social and civic-minded collection practices. Chicago on My Mind features select works from the collections of Janice Bond, Dwamina K. Drew, Lou Mallozzi, Rob McKay, Cesáreo Moreno, Sabina Ott, Edra Soto, Tricia Van Eck, Raub Welch, and Eric Williams. Ranging from emerging to established, artists featured in the exhibition are Carl Baratta, Jaap Blonk, Hebru Brantley, Carlos Cortéz Koyokuikatl, Shani Crowe, Dorit Cypis, Dana Duff, Stephen Flemister, Krista Franklin, Maria Gaspar, LaMont Hamilton, Rogelio Reta Navarette, Ferdinand Kriwet, Dayo Laoye, Kirsten Leenaars, Tim Leeming, Lindsey Liss, Harold Mendez, Melissa Potter, Aay Preston-Mint, Anna Shower-Cruser, Kara Walker, and Raub Welch. Curated by La Keisha Leek and Sadie Woods.

Press Chicago On My Mind Exhibit: A Story of “Many Chicagos, EBONY Magazine

Photos by Sarah Pooley.

Presented by the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life Initiative, Co-curated with La Keisha Leek.