A new exhibit, "Raisin," at Chicago's 6018North Gallery reimagines the themes of Lorraine Hansberry's seminal play "A Raisin In The Sun." Courtesy of Ji Yang.

Artists Bring Themes From ‘A Raisin In The Sun’ Home To Chicago

By Natalie Moore
WBEZ Chicago
September 17, 2021


A new art exhibition explores themes from “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry — the seminal play set in Chicago — where local and global artists wrestle with the theme of “home.”

The exhibit was curated by Asha Iman Veal, who as a graduate student in 2016 stumbled across a series of images by a Polish scholar of African-American literature. The photographs captured the play “A Raisin in the Sun” performed in Eastern Europe in the 1960s — in blackface.

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