Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New, Free Photo Exhibit Opened at Roosevelt University's Gage Gallery

A reader sent us an event at Roosevelt University and it brought to our attention that they have a free gallery - which we didn't know:
Now entering its 15th year, Roosevelt’s Gage Gallery has been cited as one of the top photo galleries in Chicago by Chicago Magazine, New City and the Chicago Reader. Free and open to the public, Gage Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Anyway, here is some more background: 
Roosevelt University presents groundbreaking photos by Art Shay TroubleMakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles through the Lens of Art Shay documents four decades of freedom struggles in Chicago A groundbreaking documentary photo exhibit that sheds new light on protest movements in Chicago between the late 1940s and early 1970s will be presented this fall from Sept. 17 to Dec. 19 at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.  
The exhibit features the work of Art Shay, one of the world’s great living photographers. Shay opened his mammoth archive in Deerfield, Ill., to Roosevelt University historian Erik Gellman, whose research focuses on 20th Century protest movements in America.  
“The provocative photos in this exhibit, most of which have never been seen before, are likely to change what we know and how we think about protest movements in Chicago,” said Gellman, the show’s curator. Gellman spent the last year culling photos from Shay’s archives.  
Early Cold War protests, Chicago’s Freedom Movement marches, the 1968 Vietnam War demonstrations, photographs of Richard J. Daley and the Chicago police, as well as struggles by the Black Power Movement, are featured in the show that opens at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at Gage. The opening night reception includes a dialogue with Shay.

(Hat tip:  LJ!)

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