Blackness and the Media, Past to Present

Join artists Martine Syms, Devin Mays and special guests for an evening of conversation and multimedia performance interrogating and celebrating depictions of Black identity in advertising from the founding of Johnson Publishing Company to the present day. Drinks will be served in our fabulous Johnson Lounge. This is a free event.    

Discussion with Anne Galand Mahler and Stan West

In From the Tricontinental to the Global South Anne Garland Mahler traces the history and intellectual legacy of the understudied global justice movement called the Tricontinental—an alliance of liberation struggles from eighty-two countries, founded in Havana in 1966. Focusing on racial violence and inequality, the Tricontinental’s critique of global capitalist exploitation has influenced historical radical… Learn More

Sign & Spin Social Gathering

In cohesion with the ICONIC: Black Panther exhibition, SEPIA Collective and Rebuild Foundation presents a ‘Sign & Spin Social Gathering’. Come to the Stony Island Arts Bank for a meet and greet with Black Panthers while DJ Duane Powell spins an afro-rhythmic set. Purchase original artwork and posters that you can get signed and photographed… Learn More

Her Words: Black Women Panther Panel

While the imagery of uniformed militant Black men armed with panther power against the oppressor has always been synonymous with the name and legacy, it was the Black Panther Party’s women members who upheld and (in the 70s) made up the majority of the movement. Following a special screening of ‘Free Angela and All Political… Learn More

American Revolution II

American Revolution II begins by documenting the explosive confrontations between the Chicago police and protestors during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The filmmakers then move from these clashes to a nuanced, compelling, and very timely examination of the unlikely relationship that was developing between the Black Power movement in Chicago and the Young Patriots—a group… Learn More

ICONIC: Curator Tour & Artist Talk

See ICONIC: Black Panther Chicago exhibition with its curator, Tracie D. Hall as she focuses on why particular artworks and elements were selected to honor the legacy of the prolific activist organization and hear from a panel of artists who contributed to this groundbreaking show.