Rebecca Zorach is the Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History at Northwestern University, where she teaches and writes on early modern European art, contemporary activist art, and art of the 1960s and 1970s. Marissa Baker is a PhD candidate in the department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Davarian Baldwin is the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Tempestt Hazel is a curator, writer, artist advocate, and founding editor of Sixty Inches From Center, a Chicago-based online arts publication, archiving initiative, and cultural platform. Mary Pattillo is the Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in African American Studies at Northwestern University.
"The Time is Now! opens with a concise timeline of Chicago art and history from the 1930s to 1980, and incorporates a diverse range of perspectives in short, engaging essays and edited conversations placed around large figures and graphics."-- "Southside Weekly"