Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) features “Pathways to Unknown Worlds"


artwork: LeRoy Bulter - Discipline 27-II, c. 1972, Watercolor & marker on cardboard, matted, 15 ¼ x 22 ¼ inches. Courtesy of the Hyde Park Art Center, Collection of the Chicago Jazz Archive, Special Collections Research Center and University of Chicago Library.

Philadelphia, PA – Jazz pioneer,
bandleader, mystic, philosopher, and consummate Afro- Futurist, Sun Ra, (born
Herman Poole Blount 1914, Birmingham, Alabama, died 1993) and his personal
mythology have grown increasingly relevant to a broad range of artists and
communities. “Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun Ra, El Saturn &
Chicago’s Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-1968” presents a collection of
paintings, drawings, prints, manuscripts, ephemera, and video produced by and
about Ra and his associates
. . much of it previously unseen.