The Menil Collection

Darby English, Ph.D., on 1971, A Year in the Life of Color

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 – Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Renowned scholar and art historian Darby English teaches at University of Chicago. He is the author of 1971, A Year in the Life of Color, which explores in great detail the exhibitions Contemporary Black Artists in America, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The DeLuxe Show, a racially integrated abstract art exhibition that was presented in a renovated movie theater in Houston’s Fifth Ward. In 2010, English received the University of Chicago’s Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the nation’s oldest such prize.


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