Nightlife, 1943, Archibald J. Motley Jr., 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Archibald Motley’s Nightlife draws us into a bustling cabaret in 1940s Chicago. Drawing from cinematic techniques, Motley painted genre scenes such as this to depict the diversity of black American experiences, hoping to speak across racial divides and inspire social change. The painting in this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is alive with revelry, portraying the most vibrant elements in sophisticated, young lives—all under the glow of nightclub lights.
Ages 3 and up (due to small parts)
Materials: Coated cardboard
Dimensions: 27 x 20 inches (assembled puzzle)