Solo Exhibition
2 March–29 September 2019

Yinka Shonibare CBE, ‘A Tale of Today'

Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The inaugural exhibition of the Driehaus Museum's new contemporary art series, ‘A Tale of Today', is dedicated to the early work of Yinka Shonibare CBE. Drawing on history, politics and fashion as well as his own British and Nigerian heritage, Shonibare challenges our understanding of the past. This display of the artist's work in the context of one of America's greatest gilded age mansions throws new light on Shonibare's practice and encourages audiences to see the building's history in a new way.

For the exhibition opening on Saturday 2 March, a panel discussion will take place exploring how Shonibare explores our understanding of the past in relation to today's changing global-cultural landscape. The panel will include Executive Director of the Driehaus Museum, Richard P. Townsend, Manilow Senior Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Naomi Beckwith and independent art historian and curator, Lowery Stokes Sims.


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