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ICONIC: Black Panther Exhibition Coming To Chicago’s Stony Island Arts Bank

ICONIC: Black Panther Exhibition Coming To Chicago’s Stony Island Arts Bank

Emory Douglas, “Father Son Remix”
Emory Douglas, “Father Son Remix”

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, one of the most influential political movements in the past century, SEPIA Collective will bring the third exhibition of ICONIC: Black Panther to Chicago’s Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S Stony Island Ave).


The Chicago leg of the ICONIC: Black Panther exhibition, produced by Rosalind McGary and curated by Rootwork Gallery founder Tracie D. Hall, will be on view from Friday November 2 until Sunday January 6 with the opening reception taking place November 2 from 7-10pm.


Following exhibitions in Oakland and Los Angeles, SEPIA Collective will present the third in its traveling across the US series of the exhibition ICONIC: Black Panther, at Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago. The same weekend that ICONIC: Black Panther opens, the Black Panthers in Chicago will also be kicking off a year-long community outreach campaign in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Illinois chapter, implementing each of the survival programs such as food giveaways and testing for sickle cell disease over the course of the year. Additional programming in partnership with the local Black Panther Party members over the eight week run of the exhibition will be announced as it is confirmed. The heartland exhibition of ICONIC: Black Panther will feature a mix of local emerging and established artists, as well as internationally renowned artists such as Emory Douglas, Dr. Samella Lewis, Rashayla Marie Brown, and Amanda Williams.

iconic black panther exhibit chicagoThe Chicago exhibition of ICONIC: Black Panther will feature works interpreting the 50-year history of the Black Panther Party from these artists:

Alexandra Antoine                   Krista Franklin
Amanda Williams                     Liz Gomez
Annette McCarty                     Makeba Dubose
Arthur Wright                          Malika Jackson
Avery R. Young                         Marcus Alleyne
Ayanah Moor                            Matthew Wead
Bernard Williams                     Maxwell Emcays
Candace Hunter                      Michael Thompson
Cathleen Campbell                 Nancy Weinberg
Celine Browning                     Norman Teague
David Anthony Geary              Pierce Cruz
Desiree Kelly                            Rashayla Marie Brown
Dr. Samella Lewis                    Renee Baker
Emory Douglas                        Rhonda Gray
Folade Speaks                          Roger Carter
Hana Anderson                        Sam Kirk
James Nelson                            Otis Richardson
Jamila Reagan                           Sandra Bridges
Jessica Thornton                      Shanna Merola
Jesus Gonzales Flores              Shepard Fairey
Joshua Harris                            Zachary Williams
Juarez Hawkins                        Spencer Hutchinson
Stephen Flemister
Tonika Johnson
Tony Wade
Walter Lobyn Hamilton
William Krug

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