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Place Category: Art Gallery
A Culture of Conversation
In its heyday, Bronzeville was home to the cream of Chicago’s African American society. In the forefront of the neighborhood’s many cultural institutions, artists, intellectuals, and entrepreneurs engaged in a robust dialogue on matters of importance to the community.
Recent years have seen a powerful resurgence of this creative energy, with art galleries, restaurants, schools, theaters and event facilities providing vital new public forums.
Cliff Rome, proprietor of Bronzeville’s Parkway Ballroom, is committed to rekindling this Culture of Conversation. Thousands have gathered at the Parkway for art exhibits, fashion events, literary readings, dance competitions, and film premieres.
Now Mr. Rome introduces Blanc, a fine art gallery, to Bronzeville.
Blanc’s bold mission is to engage African Americans and all Chicagoans through the arts and to ignite dialogue on issues of spiritual, political and social significance.
Four times a year Blanc showcases one artist in an exploration of a compelling theme. The gallery also fosters a wide-reaching exchange of ideas through its multi-faceted approach.