• “1968”

    Betty Rymer Gallery

    During this summer’s Democratic National Convention, local officials and party leaders amicably declared that the city of Chicago was not to blame for the riots that took place in the summer of ’68, the last time the Democrats convened here. With the benefit of twenty-eight years of hindsight, the argument is that those times were so contentious, the anger and passion about Vietnam and race relations so palpable, that massive upheaval was inevitable no matter where the Democrats chose to meet. This collection of fifty-seven works of art dating from 1967–69 succeeded in evoking the raw tensions

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