Opening Reception: “Purvis Young: Works on Paper”

Friday, June 30, 2023
5–8 p.m. central
756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

Opening Reception: “Purvis Young: Works on Paper”

Celebrate the opening of Purvis Young: Works on Paper at the exhibition’s evening reception from 5–8 p.m. on Friday, June 30!

Purvis Young recorded and portrayed the everyday lives, stories, woes and systemic traumas of the Black experience that he was a part of and a witness to in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, where he lived most of his adult life and where his art flourished and continues to be celebrated. Purvis Young: Works on Paper offers an intimate glimpse at the work he produced using paper, a material frequently employed in his oeuvre of more than 3,000 artworks. This exhibition celebrates the recent acquisition of these pieces from the Daniel Aubry Collection.

Light refreshments will be available at the reception.

Please contact Lindsey Wurz at with questions related to accessibility accommodations.

The opening reception is free to join! Reserve tickets in advance on Tock or contact us at (312) 624-9487 or, and we will assist you. Walk-ins are welcome!

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