Professor Jean-Christophe Cloutier contributes to Invisible Man Exhibition
June 6, 2016
Prof. Jean-Christophe Cloutier acted as research consultant and essay contributor to the exhibition and catalogue for "Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem." This exhibition reunites for the first time the surviving photographs and texts intended for the two collaborations between Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison (1948’s “Harlem Is Nowhere” and 1952’s “A Man Becomes Invisible” in Life magazine) including never-before-seen photographs by Parks from the collections of the Art Institute and the Gordon Parks Foundation, as well as unpublished manuscripts by Ellison. This exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago runs through August 28, 2016, and was recently reviewed by the New York Times. Professor Cloutier was also interviewed by Prof. Valerie Sweeney Prince for IRAAA+ (International Review of African American Art) and that article is now available here.