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Lectures, Talks, Readings

Gallery Talk: Barkley Hendricks on Archibald Motley

Fri, Oct 23, 2015  5 PM

Location: Floor Eight

Barkley Hendricks is a painter and photographer best known for his monumental portraits of people of color living in urban areas. On the occasion of Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, join Hendricks as he explores Motley’s sympathetic portraits, daring visual language, and lasting influence on contemporary artists.

Free with Museum admission. 

Archibald J. Motley Jr. (b. 1891–1981), Self-Portrait (Myself at Work), 1933. Oil on canvas, 57.125 × 45.25 in. (145.1 × 114.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois © Valerie Gerrard Browne

Archibald J. Motley Jr. (b. 1891–1981), Self-Portrait (Myself at Work), 1933. Oil on canvas, 57.125 × 45.25 in. (145.1 × 114.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois © Valerie Gerrard Browne