CHICAGO’S WNDR MUSEUM CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH WITH NEW ART GALLERY, BLACK LIGHT AT WNDR

WNDR Managers Huey Douglas-Small and Randi Townsend. Photo credit Hannah Shanker
WNDR Managers Huey Douglas-Small and Randi Townsend. Photo credit Hannah Shanker

CHICAGO’S WNDR MUSEUM CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH WITH NEW ART GALLERY, BLACK LIGHT AT WNDR

CHICAGO – WNDR Museum, Chicago’s original immersive art and technology experience, will celebrate Juneteenth with the opening of a new art gallery, Black Light at WNDR. Curated by WNDR Museum managers Randi Townsend and Huey Douglas-Small, the gallery will shine a spotlight on Chicago-based Black artists. Black Light at WNDR will be on view at WNDR Museum throughout the month of June.

Black Light at WNDR will showcase works from local Black artists JUJU, Shaquita Reed, Arrington Porter and Fanni Graham. Featured artworks will span various mediums ranging from paintings and drawings to fiber arts and beyond.

“Living within the digital age, it can be difficult to find Black artists unless you’re specifically looking for them. With this in mind, we curated Black Light at WNDR with the intention to amplify the work
of some of our favorite local Black artists,” said Townsend. “Throughout the month of June, we come together to contemplate what Black freedom looks and feels like, so we asked these artists to express how the concept of freedom is channeled and manifested
through their work. We are thrilled to showcase these extremely talented artists in our space.”

WNDR Museum was recently voted one of the top five immersive art experience in the country by USA Today’s 2021 Reader Poll. Located in the West Loop, the 10,000 square-foot museum disrupts and redefines the traditional museum experience by inviting guests to fully engage with the artworks and multi-sensory installations. Tickets to WNDR Museum are $30 and must be purchased in advance at www.wndrmuseum. com. Children ages two and under receive free
admission.

WNDR Museum is Chicago’s original immersive art and technology experience located in the city’s West Loop neighborhood at 1130 W. Monroe St. The 11,000-square-foot museum is filled with interactive
artworks by cutting edge artists, collectives, technologists, designers and makers. WNDR disrupts and redefines the traditional museum experience. As guests travel through the WNDR Museum, they are taken on a multi-dimensional journey in which they serve as an
extension of each creator by interacting with various installations. More than 20 installations awaken guests’ senses throughout WNDR’s mind-blowing experiences. In May 2021, WNDR Museum was voted one of the top five immersive art experiences in the country by USA Today’s Reader Poll. For more information, visit WNDRmuseum.com.

For more information, visit www.wndrmuseum. com. Follow WNDR Museum on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok using #wndrmuseum.

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