Summer Lecture | Fat Man in Bronzeville: Archibald Motley’s Art

Archibald J. Motley Jr. (1891–1981)  Tongues (Holy Rollers), 1929  Oil on canvas © Valerie Gerrard Browne Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Archibald J. Motley Jr. (1891–1981)
Tongues (Holy Rollers), 1929
Oil on canvas
© Valerie Gerrard Browne
Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois

 

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Discover how Archibald Motley’s paintings have captured worldwide attention for their rainbow-hued, syncopated compositions, and discover their genesis in Chicago’s burgeoning black community during the interwar years. These frenetic, colorful canvases of middle-class sitting rooms, glittery cabarets, shadowy pool halls, neon-lit street scenes, and illicit “Black and Tan” clubs perfectly captured the imagery and spirit of Chicago’s black district, known as Bronzeville, while also tapping into Motley’s vivid imagination. Reservations are required. Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

This program on American art, culture, and society is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

Lecture Date: June 19th | 6PM – 7PM

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Visit the Museum for FREE | 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard | Fort Worth, TX 76107-2631 |817.738.1933

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