Fat Man in Bronzeville: Archibald Motley’s Art

June 19, 2014


Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University

Discover 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 street scenes, and illicit “Black and Tan” clubs perfectly captured the imagery and spirit of Chicago’s black district, known as Bronzeville, while also tapping into Motley’s vivid imagination.

Reservations are required. Registration for this program opens May 1. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

This program on American art, culture, and society is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

06/19/2014 6:00pm 06/19/2014 7:00pm Fat Man in Bronzeville: Archibald Motley’s Art Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public