Lombard Historical Society hosts presentation on slavery art series

Published: Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 3:39 p.m. CDT

LOMBARD – An art professor from Michigan will visit the Lombard Historical Society on Sunday to give a presentation about Slavery's Chill, a series of paintings depicting slavery, during the historical society's August Second Sunday History talk.

Jon McDonald, chair of the Illustration Department for Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Mich. will be at the historical society's Carriage House, 23 W. Maple St. at 2 p.m. for the event. He will show slidesfrom Slavery's Chill, a series of 12 oil paintings that show a portrayal of slavery that is not often seen in American history.

McDonald is the descendent of slaves and was born in Mississippi, before being raised in Grand Haven, Mich.

The Second Sunday History talks are held the second Sunday of each month and are open to the public. Non-members of the historical society are asked to contribute a donation.

For more information, contact the Lombard Historical Society at 630-629-1885.

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