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A Johnson Publishing Story

Thu 28 Jun 2018 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

The Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) rose to prominence due to the widespread popularity of its magazines, including Ebony and Jet.

Founded in 1942 by publisher and art collector John H. Johnson, the Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) rose to prominence due to the widespread popularity of its magazines, including Ebony and Jet. Through books, periodicals, ephemera, paintings, sculptures, and custom-designed office furnishings from the JPC archives and collections held by the Rebuild Foundation, this exhibition explores the enduring role of Johnson and JPC in defining and popularizing a black aesthetic and identity around the globe. 

The exhibition is led by Theaster Gates, artist and Executive Director of Rebuild Foundation.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Presented as part of Art Design Chicago.

A Johnson Publishing Story

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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