Presented in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago and on the occasion of the museum's presentation of the Obama Portraits featuring artwork by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, this interactive all ages event brings together art-making activities where you create your own self-portraits designed and led by local artists, spoken word readings and performances by Chicago based youth poets written in response to the Obama Portraits, Chicago Sinfonietta Residents Orchestra with Sadie Woods, avery r. young & de deacon board, and a headlining music performance by artist and musician Damon Locks' celebrated multigenerational group the Black Monument Ensemble. This interactive event is a dynamic exploration into the themes of community and portraiture. In accordance with Be Safe Chicago Guidelines for Parks and Recreation Activities, participants in this activity will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Patrons who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay home and join us for an event when symptoms subside.
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Portraits in the Park with Damon Locks at Washington
Washington (George) Park
Chicago Park District