Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History, Duke University
Find out how Archibald Motley’s paintings have captured worldwide attention for their rainbow-hued, syncopated compositions and discover their genesis in Chicago’s burgeoning black community during the interwar years. These frenetic, colorful canvases of middle-class sitting rooms, glittery cabarets, shadowy pool halls, neon-lit streets scenes, and illicit “Black and Tan” clubs perfectly captured the imagery and spirit of Chicago’s black district, euphemistically known as Bronzeville, while also tapping deeply into Motley’s vivid imagination.
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