Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy


June 23–September 17, 2017
Baker/Rowland Galleries

Rashid Johnson Exhibition Image Hail We Now Sing Joy presents new paintings and sculptures by Chicago native Rashid Johnson (b. 1977), who uses materials such as shea butter, black soap, and white ceramic tile to explore themes of race, identity, and escape. Fourteen works fill the exhibition space—their impact as monumental as their size. Antoine’s Organ, the largest of the artist’s architectural grid installations ever shown in the United States, conceals a piano that musicians will perform at scheduled times.



Image: Rashid Johnson, Antoine's Organ, 2016. Black steel, grow lights, plants, wood, shea butter, books, monitors, rugs, and piano. Unique. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

Exhibition-Related Events


Book Salon: Native Son

Saturday, July 22 | 10:30 AM

Soulful Sunday: A Community Gathering

Sunday, August 6 | 10 AM

Book Salon: The Sellout

Saturday, August 19 | 10:30 AM

Ex Fabula: Power, Dissent, and Youth Empowerment

Thursday, September 7 | 6:15 PM

Book Salon: Between the World and Me

Saturday, September 16 | 10:30 AM