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The Oracle of Bronzeville: The Making of the Gwendolyn Brooks Monument

Saturday, June 1, 2019
2-4 p.m.

Carver 47 Cafe

Little Black Pearl
1060 E. 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60653

All students, parents, teachers and friends will be invited to view Rana Segal’s documentary Gwendolyn Brooks: The Oracle of Bronzeville at the Carver 47 Cafe. The 20-plus minute film captures the sculptor Margot McMahon throughout her process of researching, sculpting, casting, and installing the historic bronze portrait. Poetry readings will follow in Gwendolyn Brooks Park, 46th and Greenwood. Rana trailed Margot throughout the process and shot hundreds of hours of breathtaking footage, editing it down to a slick, memorable encapsulation of a project that rapidly became one of Chicago's most talked-about public art installations. This event is made possible through a Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks grant.

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