The DuSable Museum of African American History

AfriCOBRA: Art for the People (Daily)

AfriCOBRA: Art for the People (Daily)

Juan Delcan and Kenny Morrison of NOLA Pictures co-directed this TV Land documentary about Chicago-based art collective AfriCOBRA (the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists), a powerful voice in the African-American arts community. AfriCOBRA: Art for the People tells the four-decades-plus history of this extraordinary group of artists, taking viewers from the collective’s earliest days in Chicago at the height of the American civil rights movement to its current ongoing success. Using a blend of archived and original footage, Delcan and Morrison present compelling interviews and historic still shots to introduce AfriCOBRA’s most influential artists, point to the group’s defining moments, and break down the artworks’ various layers, including the meaning of common themes of color and shapes. 

Run Time: 30 minutes

FREE with Museum admission. For more information, call 773-947-0600 ext. 290


The AFRICOBRA Gallery Talk on August 8th
Gallery Talk

  • Arlene Crawford
  • Robert Douglas


AFRICOBRA closing ceremony on September 29th
Closing Reception (Contemporary Response)

  • Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
  • Avery Young
  • M’Reld Green
  • Aniba Hotep & the Sol Collective
  • Nevada Montgomery
  • Masequa Myers


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AFRICOBRA_event listing

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This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events