Untitled (Structures) | Museum of Contemporary Art | Galleries | Chicago Reader
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When: Aug. 12-31 2014
If you're too young to have lived through the civil rights movement, it's likely your memory of it has been shaped by family stories, PBS documentaries, and, most of all, black-and-white news photos. So you may be forgiven for thinking the movement was all marches and speeches and angry mobs and acts of violence. But when Leslie Hewitt, a New York-based visual artist who was born in 1977, visited the Menil Collection in Houston to look through its archive of civil rights-era photos, she noticed something else: shots of people in the quiet moments no one really remembers, standing on subway platforms or waiting in line. Continue reading >>

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