ART OPENING “Pervs, Peppers, and the High Chaparral: Michael Abramson’s Chicago South Side Photographs” at Houston Museum of African American Culture

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ART OPENING “Pervs, Peppers, and the High Chaparral: Michael Abramson’s Chicago South Side Photographs” at Houston Museum of African American Culture

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

ON VIEW THRU MARCH 30, 2024: Michael Abramson’s vintage photos captures the social scene of the South Side Chicago in 1970s. A selection of his work has been curated by Christopher Blay for the Houston Museum of African American Culture.

Imagine Ernie Barnes’ Sugar Shack painting, but as photographs with a focus on the club patrons seated facing the dance floor and you get a pretty good sense of Abramson’s photographs from the South Side of Chicago in the mid-70s. A selection of these images are part of the HMAAC exhibition, which takes its title from some of the South Side clubs where Abramson photographed.

New York and the beautiful people had Studio 54. South Side Chicago had Perv’s House, Peppers Hideout, and The High Chaparral. These were the places to be at that time in that place. The clubs allowed the like-minded to openly express themselves and bend the rules and norms, even if just a bit.

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Date:
February 2
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC)
4807 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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(713) 526-1015
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