Smart Museum Exhibition “not all realisms” Opening on February 23

Black and white photo of two people dancing with their heads tilting towards each other.

not all realisms: Photography, Africa, and the Long 1960s

February 23–July 9, 2023

Smart Museum of Art

not all realisms addresses photography in the context of Africa’s long 1960s—amid resistance, revolution, new nationalist and transnational movements, and the stuff of daily life therein.

Above: Malick Sidibé, Happy Club (Christmas Eve) (Nuit de Noël [Happy Club]), 1963, Gelatin silver print. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Gift of the Estate of Lester and Betty Guttman, 2014.720. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.