The Shorefront traveling exhibit, “Legacies: Profiles on the North Shore,” is now on display at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston. It will remain on display in the second floor hallway throughout 2018. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
The exhibit consists of 15 graphic panels profiling contemporary and historic people, organizations and institutions, illustrating the lives and existence of thriving Black communities that have been virtually ignored in historical context.
The initial set of five panels was introduced in 2016 with additional panels released each year. “Legacies” has been exhibited twice at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, as well as at the “Bright Night for the Arts” event, Evanston Made (formerly Open Studios), Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and the Evanston History Center.
“Legacies” is partially supported by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, as well as the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Stone Heritage Properties and the Frances Biedler Foundation.
Shorefront is a nonprofit archival center that collects, preserves and educates people about Black history on Chicago’s suburban North Shore. To learn more, visit www.shorefrontlegacy.org or follow Shorefront on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information about Morton Civic Center art exhibits, please contact Cultural Arts Coordinator Jennifer Lasik at 847-859-7835 or call/text 847-448-4311.