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High Noon Ride and Closing Picnic

July 27, 2013 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Have you ever seen hundreds of urban cowboys trotting along the southside lakefront path on a summer day? That’s the spectacular Broken Arrow Horseback Riding Club! A south side group of nearly 200 African-American equestrians – this year celebrating their 24th annual event, the High Noon Ride.  This momentous event is paired with the closing of our current exhibition Hall of Khan, which contains artwork based on the equestrian statue.

Bring your blankets, chairs, coolers, and sandwiches
and enjoy the parade of horses
after artist, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford
talks about his equestrian-related sculptures in the gallery.

11 am – 12 pm:
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford will speak informally about his work in the Art Center’s Gallery and answer closing questions from the audience.

12 pm – 2 pm:
The crowd will be led to the 51st street overpass to the lakefront path where we’ll sit in the shade and watch the horse parade.  Murdock, the president of the club, will give a brief talk on the history of horse riding in Chicago and the black urban cowboy experience.


July 27, 2013
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, 60615
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