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Events

Kids Jamm Yoga Class

Sunday, August 19, 2018
11:00 AM

4th Annual Rhyme and Rhythm

Sunday, August 19, 2018
7:00 PM

Andrew Shaffer - "Hope Never Dies"

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
6:00 PM

Film: Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)

Thursday, August 23, 2018
8:00 PM

Bells of Summer

Sunday, August 19, 2018
5:00 PM

Exhibitions

Anna Daučíková & Assaf Evron: FOR

Monday, June 11, 2018 to Sunday, September 16, 2018

Exhibition: War, Trauma, Memory

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM to Friday, August 31, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Expanding Narratives: The Figure and the Ground

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to Sunday, December 30, 2018

Around Chicago

Expo Chicago Announces 2018 Dialogues Program, Including Symposium on Art and Design

Expo Chicago has detailed its 2018 “/Dialogues” talks program, which will be held throughout the fair’s run, from September 27 to 30.

Historic Mecca Flats apartment building unearthed in Chicago

The Mecca Flats was built in 1892 and was expected to house visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. The vibrancy of the building inspired musician Jimmy Blythe to write “Mecca Flats Blues” (1924) and, later on, Gwendolyn Brooks to write “In the Mecca,” (1968).

Abstraction, explained

“Out of Easy Reach,” guest curated by Allison M. Glenn, seems determined to eschew singularity. Rather than one location, there are three: the DePaul Art Museum in Lincoln Park, Gallery 400 in the West Loop and Stony Island Arts Bank in Greater Grand Crossing.

Respect, and $21 million, for a portrait of black Chicago

The deeper meaning of Marshall’s rise to art star is that he succeeded in his goal of giving black art and the black experience celebrated stature. African-American art deserves respect and appreciation. Kerry James Marshall has both.

Art Exhibit Celebrating Johnson Publishing Company to Open in Chicago This Summer

Theaster Gates, who founded the Rebuild Foundation, an organization that promotes Black art and artists while promoting community development, will launch A Johnson Publishing Story. The exhibit, part of Art Design Chicago’s yearlong celebration of the city’s art and design history, will look at the role the company has played in defining Black culture for global audiences in the 20th century.

Jamila Woods uses poetry and song to reflect on her native Chicago

"Learning about Gwendolyn Brooks and other poets from Chicago really taught me that my story is valid and worth telling." - Jamila Woods

It’s World Book Day. Have You Read an Exhibition Catalog in the Past Year?

“Theaster Gates: Black Archives” complements an exhibition the Chicago-based artist presented in 2016 at Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria.

'Cost of Living' Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

"Cost of Living" playwright Martyna Majok, AB'07, has been named the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play "Cost of Living."

Guidebook maps the legacy of black women on Chicago’s South Side

“It has bothered me that black women’s intellectual contributions … have been marginalized or always connected to forces of suffering,” said Mariame Kaba, one of the authors of "Lifting as they Climbed: Mapping a History of Black Women on Chicago's South Side - A Self-Guided Tour."

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