Twentieth-century American artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. had an important impact on art history. While considered a major contributor to the Harlem Renaissance, Motley never lived in New York but rather played that role from Chicago his home for most of his life. Amy Mooney, Associate Professor of Art History at Columbia College Chicago, will present an overview of Motleys life and work. A special exhibit of Motleys work is on display at the Chicago Cultural Center through August.
The annual event will feature the unveiling of a Highland Park Legends plaque and the grand opening of the Library and Society collaboration.
Meet The Author. Author and historian Joan Adler discusses her book, "For the Sake of the Children: The Letters Between Otto Frank and Nathan Straus Jr," based on a file of letters between the university roommates and lifelong friends. The letters revealed for the first time that Otto Frank, diarist Anne's father, tried desperately to get his family out of war torn Holland in 1941, fifteen months before they went into hiding in the now famous attic. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.