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Museum Exhibition – “Bronzeville to Harlem: An American Story”

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    222 SW Washington Street Peoria, I 61602

Less than 30 minutes

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Peoria Riverfront Museum

Cost

Included with admission to the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Twenty-five years in the making, “Bronzeville to Harlem: An American Story,” created by artist Preston Jackson, is a sculptural installation comprised of hundreds of unique small bronze and steel figures, relief sculptures, automobiles, buildings, streets and a truss bridge. Originally entitled “From Bronzeville to Harlem,” the cityscape is a simultaneously playful and serious contemplation of the individual stories that made up the urban centers from places such as Peoria, Chicago’s Bronzeville and the Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan.

This summer, the exhibition is enhanced with Archibald Motley’s, “Bronzeville at Night”, on longterm loan form Art Bridges. “In ‘Bronzeville at Night,’ we glimpse at a darkened street in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago that in the early 1900s rivaled Harlem, New York.

Activity Type:

  • In-person

  • Indoor

Level:

Intermediate

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