Chicago Avant Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time

Chicago Avant Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time
Chicago Avant Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time
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Chicago Avant-Garde tells the story of five women who took radical risks in their lives and in their art: artist Gertrude Abercrombie, poet Gwendolyn Brooks, choreographers Katherine Dunham and Ruth Page, and dealer-curator Katharine Kuh. Inspired and challenged by Chicago, they helped transform the city into a hub of avant-garde experimentation.

This catalog accompanies an exhibition opening at the Newberry Library on September 10, 2021. Designed by graphic artists Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmerand letterpress printer Ben BlountChicago Avant-Garde includes more than 100 photographs, an engaging and deeply researched essay by Liesl Olson (Director of Chicago Studies at the Newberry), and powerful new poems dedicated to each of the five avant-gardists by Chicago-based poet and educator Eve L. Ewing

This book will be available in late summer 2021 through the Newberry Bookshop. If preordering, your credit card will not be billed until your copy of the book is ready to ship.

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