The DuSable Museum of African American History

Upcoming Exhibits

DRAPETOMANIA: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba

Opens May 20, 2016

Drapetomanía is a tribute to Grupo Antillano (1978-1983), a suppressed visual arts and cultural movement that privileged the importance of African and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. Grupo Antillano valiantly proclaimed the centrality of African practices in national culture and saw their work as part of a diasporic conversation on art, race and colonialism.