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In partnership with the Smart Museum of Art at University of Chicago, Black Moon Trio offers a rich reconsideration of the visionary African American painter, Bob Thompson. The program traces Thompson’s brief but prolific transatlantic career, examining his formal inventiveness and his engagement with universal themes of collectivity, bearing witness, struggle, and justice. The musical selections are curated to mirror the inspirations of Thompson’s own art including the sounds of the New York City jazz scene, new representations of the past, the struggles of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and the richness of artists of color.


Designed for visual art and music lovers alike, Spilling Over centers Bob Thompson’s work within expansive art historical narratives and ongoing dialogues about the politics of representation, charting his enduring influence in this interdisciplinary experience.


75 minutes

Billy Strayhorn: Suite for the Duo

II. ​​Freely; Mournfully

Daniel Schnyder: Walden - Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano


Daniel Bernard Roumain: Filter 


Nina Simone, arr. Nelson: Blackbird


Jeff Scott: Un Abrazo para Sharon

George Butcher & Julius Watkins, arr. Vigil: Linda Delia


Leo Brouwer: Pictures at Another Exhibition

​Pop Construction (Robert Rauschenberg)


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