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“Bisa Butler: Portraits”

Art, Textiles Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL , Grant Park Until Monday September 6 2021
Bisa Butler
Photograph: Margaret Fox Bisa Butler. Southside Sunday Morning, 2018. Private collection. © Bisa Butler.

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Enter the colorful world of Bisa Butler in this exhibition devoted to the textile artist's portrait quilts, which depict Black subjects that have historically been marginalized. Originally trained as a painter, Butler shifted to making works with fabrics, layering textiles and building on the sewing techniques that she learned from her mother and grandmother. The Art Institute is presenting the first solo exhibition of Butler's work, collecting more than 20 of her vibrant portrait quilts.

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Venue name: Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL
Address: 111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago

Cross street: at Adams St
Transport: El stop: Blue, Red to Jackson; Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Adams. Bus: 3, 4, 6, 14, 26. Train: Elec Main to Millennium Station.
Price: Included in museum admission

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