The Maxwell Street Foundation's Gallery Show
MAXWELL STREET'S LAST HOPE
Join the MSF at URI-EICHEN GALLERY for the second show in a five-month series about Income Inequality in America
Opening - June 10, 6-10pm
(open by appointment June 11-July 1, (312) 852-7717)
URI-EICHEN Gallery, 2101 S. Halsted, Chicago IL 60608
MAXWELL STREET’S LAST HOPE will explore the meager resources that remained available in the 1990s to the once thriving community of the Maxwell Street Market neighborhood. In 1989, a master plan published by the University of Illinois at Chicago made it clear that expansion south of Roosevelt Road would ultimately consume the Maxwell Street neighborhood and displace its world famous open‐air street market. In response, preservation and community activists came together to defend the spirit and built fabric of a place that had persevered economically and socially for nearly a century due to its character of entrepreneurship, cultural diversity, and resilience. Photographs by Ron Gordon and Lee Landry document this historically pivotal time, and a multimedia assemblage by artist Nicholas Jackson recalls the struggle.
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