Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Art Illuminating the Spirit

Past Exhibitions

Tonika Lewis Johnson: Everyday Englewood

February 6, 2018 – June 2, 2018

Activist-artist Tonika Lewis Johnson’s visually stunning photographs document daily life in Englewood. Johnson tenderly challenges the sensationalized, damage-centered narrative of the Chicago South Side neighborhood in which she was raised. Her images celebrate the resilience of urban Black culture in Englewood by portraying levity, triumph, joy and normalcy. In December, Johnson was named one of Chicago Magazine’s 2017 Chicagoans of the Year.