Rise and Shine

Archibald Motley; Jazz Age Modernist

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 Motley’s life and work. A special exhibit of Motley’s work is on display at the Chicago Cultural Center through August.