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Art institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Charles White’s last retrospective exhibitions had taken place several decades ago, both before and following his death in 1979. These retrospectives came with important, though relatvely modest catalogues. Towering over these exhibitions from several decades ago, and towering over their attendant catalogues, was Charles White: A Retrospective, the first major museum survey devoted to the artist in well over 30 years. The exhibition charted the breadth of Charles White’s career—from the 1930s through to works completed before his death in 1979. Featuring in excess of 100 works, including drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, illustrated books, record covers and archival materials, this was by far the most extensive, well resourced exhibition of the artist’s wok ever to take place. Fittingly, it travelled to prominent galleries in the three US cities with which White was associated. The Museum of Modern Art, New York was the second venue, following its showing at the Art Institute of Chicago. The final venue was the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This retrospective came a weighty, profusely illustrated catalogue, with important texts by leading scholars and well known names. The exhibition’s dates at the Art Institute of Chicago were June 8, 2018 - September 3, 2018.

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