Right to the Shoreline

ON VIEW: July 7 – July 27, 2022

Installation photograph of "Right to the Shoreline" by Sonja Henderson and Cynthia Weiss, at the Evanston Art Center

Featuring work by Cynthia Weiss and Sonja Henderson

Artist Talk: Thursday, July 7 from 7-9pm

Does public space really belong to the public?

Right to the Shoreline is a collaboration between Chicago Public Art Group and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which commissioned CPAG and its core artists to create a public artwork in response to the research paper, "The Right to the Shoreline: Race, Exclusion, and Public Beaches in Metropolitan Chicago," by Samuel Kling, PhD, ACLS Public Fellow and Global Cities Fellow, Chicago.

An Artists' Talk led by author Samuel Kling and artists Cynthia Weiss and Sonja Henderson will be held at the Evanston Art Center on Thursday, July 7 from 7-9pm.


This exhibition will be held in the Lobby Gallery at the Evanston Art Center (EAC). Masks are optional but strongly recommended for students, visitors, and staff.

Gallery Hours

Monday–Friday: 9am–6pm

Saturday–Sunday: 9am–4pm


If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Audrey Avril, Manager of Exhibitions, at [email protected] or (847) 475-5300 x 107.

This project is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and EAC's general membership.

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