Bisa Butler quilts history and links memories at Art Institute of Chicago

Muhammad Yusuf, Features Writer Celebrating February as Black History Month in the USA is an opportunity to highlight the work of Black leaders and milestones in racial justice movements and their central place in American history. Running concurrently with the month,…

Bisa Butler Summons Black History In Her Quilted Arts to Motivate the Fight for Black Lives

UGONNAORA OWOH The artist draws on vintage African and African American imagery to create quilted portraiture that is a “celebration and an affirmation of Black life.” There’s a lovely tradition that exists of artists who are African by lineage, but…