Enjoy an audio tour of our latest exhibition, In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement & the Fight for Fair Housing. The exhibition features 40 historic photos by activist Bernard Kleina (Wheaton, IL), who captured rare color photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Chicago civil rights leadership, and organized public marches. Complementing a historic perspective, “In Focus” showcases statement pieces that help remind viewers that we still have a long way to go before we achieve what Dr. King and others fought for. This includes recent photographs of summer 2020 protests taken by Chicago photographer Vashon Jordan Jr.. This exhibition also debuts a collaborative project between the Design Museum of Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum’s Teen Council, and York Community High School’s Black Student Union.
The exhibition “In Focus” and related programs are generously sponsored by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation and David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation.