Dittmar Gallery

(In)Visible Men

Currently at Dittmar:

(In)Visible Men

By: Ricardo Lewis

(In)Visible Men is a portrait series that brings visibility to Black males. Ricardo Lewis's art challenges the viewer to see Black men without prejudice. He presents the men with limited visual context, which encourages viewers to consider only the encounter with which they are presented instead of making assumptions and stereotyping based on visual cues.

View a video of the (In)Visible Men exhibit.


Visit our exhibits page for information about current and upcoming exhibits.


Winter 2018 Hours

Regular Hours

Monday - Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Finals Week Hours

Finals Week 3/19/2018 - 3/23/2018

Sunday - Saturday: CLOSED

Please note: there may be limited or no access to the Gallery Space for viewing during special events.

Email the gallery at dittmargallery@u.northwestern.edu for updated event information.


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Dittmar Memorial Gallery, established in 1972, is a student-operated gallery that enlightens and challenges the Northwestern University community with the works of emerging and underrepresented artists from the Chicago area and the Midwest. The staff at Dittmar is dedicated to developing and fostering the Northwestern community’s awareness of the changing attitudes and trends in the art world. We invite artists who work in the contemporary vein, as well as artists who offer an alternative perspective that hinges on the periphery of the art world. In essence, our goal is to provide well-deserved exposure to those outside or on the margins of the mainstream art world.

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