A Book Review on Five Chicago Women Ahead of Their Time

Source South Side Weekly
Original Load Date Jan. 14, 2022, 2:01 p.m.
Last Updated Jan. 14, 2022, 2:01 p.m.
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Set in the decades between 1930 and 1960, Liesl Olson’s _Chicago Avant-Garde: Five Women Ahead of Their Time_ shows us how five women—painter Gertrude Abercrombie, poet Gwendolyn Brooks, choreographers Katherine Dunham and Ruth Page, and curator Katharine Kuh—championed “the radical, experimental cu...