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Sanchez sketch Guerra An Exile of 80 Years: The Spanish Civil War and its Diaspora
Eighty years after the Spanish Civil War, this exhibition highlights the experiences of those displaced by it. Drawings made by children who were fleeing the conflict, photographs taken in the residences where refugees were housed, personal effects of those displaced, and publications made while in exile are shown.
Regenstein 3rd Floor Reading Room
April 22 — June 15, 2019
European History
Sun Ra Sounds from Tomorrow's World: Sun Ra and the Chicago Years, 1946-1961
This exhibit explores Sun Ra’s Chicago years through images and sound recordings of his poetry and music, vinyl records and album artwork, promotional materials and early controversial broadsheets. While living in Chicago, Herman Poole “Sonny” Blount became Sun Ra—the leader of the Arkestra and a composer and arranger of some of the most avant-garde jazz of the time.
Regenstein 3rd Floor Reading Room
Dec. 1 — Aug. 20, 2010
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Chicago and Illinois