The DuSable Museum of African American History

“AFRICOBRA: Art & Impact” – Closing Reception

“AFRICOBRA: Art & Impact” – Closing Reception

In honor of the artists of AfriCOBRA, and to commemorate the closing of the joint exhibition, AFRICOBRA in Chicago, The South Side Community Arts Center, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, and The DuSable Museum invite you to a special reception featuring electrifying performances and guided tours of the exhibition, AFRICOBRA: Art and Impact.

Through music, poetry, and dance, emerging artists will pay homage to AfriCOBRA by presenting original, dynamic responses to the works that have been featured in the three part exhibition, AFRICOBRA in Chicago. The exhibition, which is one of three exhibitions within AFRICOBRA in Chicago, closes on Sunday, September 29th. AFRICOBRA in Chicago explores works produced by the African-American artist collective AFRICOBRA, formed in 1968 on the South Side of Chicago. Still in existence today, AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) worked to make African-American art something unique in society, using different techniques to display aspects of blackness in their artwork. 

Admission is $10.00. Purchase Tickets:

Performances Include:

  • Muntu Dance Theater
  • Masequa Myers; Avery Young
  • M’Reld Green
  • Aniba Hotep Soul Collective
  • And a very special tribute to founding member of OBAC, and founder of Kuumba Workshop, Val Gray Ward

For more information, call 773-947-0600 ext. 290


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