The Black Art Experience—founded by Kendra Walker and in collaboration with Kimberly Valene Reid—is partnering with the annual Expo Chicago exhibition for a curated weekend boasting participation from multiple galleries and artists.
The special weekend’s lineup has been designed to provide participants with a “full understanding of the Black Art Ecosystem” in the city. Included in the itinerary is VIP access to Expo Chicago private museum tours with Black curators, private studio visits, a panel discussion, and more.
The Black Art Experience x Expo Chicago kicks off on April 7 and runs through April 10. Participating galleries include Kavi Gupta Gallery, Monique Meloche Gallery, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, and Patron Gallery. Among the artists featured as part of the multi-day program are Jake Troyli, Carmen Neely, Leasho Johnson, Bethany Collins, Devan Shimoyama, and Zohra Opoku. Neely and Johnson, additionally, are confirmed to also be on the programming lineup in a private studio visit capacity.