Ken Ellis: Gathering

The Chicago Cultural Center will display quilts by Ken Ellis until Dec. 29, 2013.

The Chicago Cultural Center will display quilts by Ken Ellis until Dec. 29, 2013.

Quilts by history buff and artist Ken Ellis will be on display at the Michigan Ave. Galleries in the Chicago Cultural Center until Dec. 29. Ellis is known for his ability to “embrace an impressive swath of cultural history” through artistic works, according to the Chicago Cultural Center’s website.

The quilts comprising the exhibit named “Ken Ellis: Gathering” explore histories of African-American and Native-American experiences, to name just a few.

Ellis is both a quilter and a painter, whose work has been informed by pop art and comics, Asian art, Haitian Voodoo and African-American craft. For previews of his quilting, click here.

The Chicago Cultural Museum is open Monday-Thursday from 9am-7pm, Friday and Saturday from 9am-6pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. The exhibit is open to all people and admission is free.

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