The DuSable Museum of African American History

Gallery Talk with artist Raub Welch

Gallery Talk with artist Raub Welch

Raub Welch will be on hand to discuss The Endangered Species exhibit. Raub Welch is a gifted artist, collector of antiques, and a sought after interior designer. This exhibition and gallery talk is the sum of all of his parts. Against the backdrop of exquisite beauty, this show interrogates masculinity, sexuality, slavery, vanity, mental poverty and the futility of aspiration. Each piece is a riotous installation-a visual treasure hunt. Bespoke top hats, gilded icons, and ancient timepieces knit together with vibrant butterflies, luscious flowers, and florid peacock eyes to tell the story of black folk. These collages in three-dimension represent archaeology of Black America-Welch’s tribute to a dying race. “From within fields of color and metaphor, black men lookout-beautiful but without hope-vanishing.”

This is a FREE event. To RSVP please visit this EventBrite link For questions please call 773.947.0600 ext 255

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