March 17 @ 9:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pmFree
Citizen explores the complex perspectives of residents of the United States of America as many communities struggle for justice, freedom and basic human rights. The exhibit focuses on excluded histories of marginalized communities and the current state of those communities as they face the realities of climate change and political setbacks.
All artwork in the exhibition is by BIPOC, LGBTQ and FEMME creatives.
The exhibition is curated by Chicago artist, Sam Kirk. Kirk is a multidisciplinary artist, who explores culture and identity politics. Her artwork focuses on a call to celebrate differences and enact social change. Vivid and powerful images of women, members of the LGBTQ community and those who have historically been underrepresented are celebrated. Her work has been featured in Disney’s EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, Rolling Stone, O Magazine and Forbes, and she has collaborated with Vans, the Chicago Cubs and Comcast, among others. Recently, Kirk was listed as one of the top 50 Artists of 2020 in Chicago by New City Magazine.