“The Time Is Now!”

Gerald Williams

Gerald Williams’s “Messages” (1970) is on view in “The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980,” at the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago. Credit Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago.

The exhibition, “The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side 1960-1980,” which opened in September and runs through Dec. 30, is part corrective, part history lesson, part reintroduction.

Gerald Williams 2

The artist Gerald Williams in his studio in Chicago. His work wasn’t shown at the big Chicago galleries in the 1970s, but now that is changing. Credit Danielle Scruggs for The New York Times.

(Tariro Mzezewa, “50 Years Later, Chicago Artists Are Getting Their Due,” NYTimes, 11-8-18)

(c) 2018 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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One Response to “The Time Is Now!”

  1. Eric Wayne says:

    And part social justice.

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