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    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Art & Design in Chicago - Trailer

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Art & Design in Chicago - Trailer

    WTTW premieres a four-part series exploring Chicago's art and design history.

    Art & Design in Chicago - Trailer

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Hubbard Street Gallery Scene

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Hubbard Street Gallery Scene

    In the 1970s, artists began to set up alternative exhibition spaces on Hubbard Street.

    Hubbard Street Gallery Scene

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Artist/Writer Henry Darger

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Artist/Writer Henry Darger

    An reclusive artist who wrote, drew, and painted thousands of pages of illustrations.

    Artist/Writer Henry Darger

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Painter Gertrude Abercrombie

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Painter Gertrude Abercrombie

    They called her the “Queen of the Bohemian Artists."

    Painter Gertrude Abercrombie

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Artist Joseph Yoakum

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Artist Joseph Yoakum

    Even though Yoakum was not not academically trained, the Imagists recognized his talent.

    Artist Joseph Yoakum

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Photographer Vivian Maier

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Photographer Vivian Maier

    Maier became recognized as as one of the greatest modern street photographers.

    Photographer Vivian Maier

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Typeface Designer Robert Hunter Middleton

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Typeface Designer Robert Hunter Middleton

    Middleton was Ludlow Typesetting Machine Co.'s star typeface designer.

    Typeface Designer Robert Hunter Middleton

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Art, Design and Marshall Field & Company

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Art, Design and Marshall Field & Company

    The Marshall Field Company was an early innovator of advertising and marketing.

    Art, Design and Marshall Field & Company

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Artist/Designer Charles Dawson

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Artist/Designer Charles Dawson

    Dawson saw his work as part of building a black community in Chicago.

    Artist/Designer Charles Dawson

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Designers Dorothy & Otis Shepard

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Designers Dorothy & Otis Shepard

    The husband and wife design duo famous for their Wrigley Chewing Gum campaigns.

    Designers Dorothy & Otis Shepard

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago The TV Commercials of Joe Sedelmaier

    Art & Design in Chicago

    The TV Commercials of Joe Sedelmaier

    Joe Sedelmaier explains how he made entertaining commercials using regular people.

    The TV Commercials of Joe Sedelmaier

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Industrial Designer Helen Hughes Dulany

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Industrial Designer Helen Hughes Dulany

    Helen Hughes Dulany was one of the first female industrial designers.

    Industrial Designer Helen Hughes Dulany

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Artisan Jesús Torres & Edgar Miller

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Artisan Jesús Torres & Edgar Miller

    Jesús Torres was an early pioneer in bridging modern art to ancient indigenous cultures.

    Artisan Jesús Torres & Edgar Miller

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago The Wall of Respect

    Art & Design in Chicago

    The Wall of Respect

    A landmark mural of African American heroes inspired by ongoing civil rights struggles.

    The Wall of Respect

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Ceramicist Marva Lee Pitchford-Jolly

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Ceramicist Marva Lee Pitchford-Jolly

    Pitchford-Jolly founded the collective Sapphire and Crystals for African American artists.

    Ceramicist Marva Lee Pitchford-Jolly

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Painter Archibald Motley, Jr.

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Painter Archibald Motley, Jr.

    Motley established a reputation as a Chicago participant in the Harlem Renaissance.

    Painter Archibald Motley, Jr.

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Sculptor Marion Perkins

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Sculptor Marion Perkins

    Perkins became one of the most important visual artists in the Chicago Renaissance.

    Sculptor Marion Perkins

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Community Mural Making

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Community Mural Making

    Black Mural Movement muralists discuss Justine DeVan's work and impact on the community.

    Community Mural Making

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Artist Kerry James Marshall

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Artist Kerry James Marshall

    Marshall has become an internationally renowned artist with his large-scale paintings.

    Artist Kerry James Marshall

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Hyde Park Art Center

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Hyde Park Art Center

    Chicago’s oldest community arts center helped launch careers of many influential artists.

    Hyde Park Art Center

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Institute of Design

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Institute of Design

    In 1937, a new school emerged that sought to train the "designer of the future."

    Institute of Design

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago South Side Community Art Center

    Art & Design in Chicago

    South Side Community Art Center

    SSCAC provided an exhibition space for African American artists who lacked representation.

    South Side Community Art Center

    Video thumbnail: Art & Design in Chicago Lorado Taft and The White Rabbits

    Art & Design in Chicago

    Lorado Taft and The White Rabbits

    Perhaps no other sculptor has played as prominent a role in Chicago as Lorado Taft.

    Lorado Taft and The White Rabbits