Haji Yoga Wellness Thursdays

Join Rebuild Foundation every Thursday evening for a free session of yoga with practitioner-in-residence, Aya-Nikole Cook. For the past five years, Aya has taught practitioners at all levels in both Chicago and Oakland, and will continue her practice on the South Side of Chicago until this November. Students are inspired to reach beyond their own… Learn More

Dream State: an improvised audiovisual performance

The Turbine Tour/The Bridge, a transatlantic network for jazz & creative music, collaborates with John Nelson (percussion), Marco G. Ferrari (video) and George Schaefer (16mm film) to create a unique audiovisual experience. A live improvised soundtrack will be performed to a live video & film mixing performance of original experimental videos, home movies and found… Learn More

Chi-Town Multicultural Film Fest

The 2nd Annual Chi-Town Multicultural Film Festival (CMFF), in partnership with Black Cinema House, presents an opportunity to mix and mingle with local filmmakers and to honor film community pacesetters. This year, CMFF will screen film projects from Olayinka Hassan, El Porter, Mary Horan, Jessica Estelle Huggins and Allen Nettles, and will present the “Out… Learn More

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour Chicago’s newest venue for contemporary art. Designed by William Gibbons Uffendell in 1923, the Stony Island Arts Bank has recently undergone a radical restoration led by Rebuild Foundation’s artistic director Theaster Gates. As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the tour will include viewings of two Biennial commissions: an installation by Portuguese artist Carlos… Learn More

Artist Talk: Ekene Ijeoma

Join Rebuild Foundation for a discussion with Ekene Ijeoma, an interaction designer, developer and researcher based in NYC. Ijeoma’s work explores the artistic and humanistic properties of data and algorithms. He has worked in multiple mediums and formats ranging from commercials and music videos to websites and installations. His most recent projects, Wage Islands and… Learn More

Family Band

Join our Family Band for the fall session. Family band is a multi-generational ensemble comprised of beginner to intermediate level aspiring musicians who work to expand their musical knowledge and experience through the communal efforts of mastering several songs. Family, friends, and neighbors — don’t miss this hands-on, all-ages musical experience!


A hit at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals, Girlhood is a tough yet poignant coming of age tale about the trials and tribulations of a teenage girl discovering her sense of worth in an unforgiving concrete environment. Set in the outskirts of Paris, the film tells a visually dazzling and powerful story about Marienne,… Learn More

BCH@BING: Kevin Jerome Everson

Drop by BING Art Books to see three films by Kevin Jerome Everson that examine people, cars and communities in transition – Fifeville (2005, with Dr. Corey D.B. Walker), Company Line (2009), Regal Unlimited (2015) – as Black Cinema House kicks off a monthly series at this new space featuring moving image artists from the… Learn More

Glass Lantern Slide Lectures

Historians, architects, and artists will explore and activate Rebuild Foundation’s glass lantern slide collection. The Stony Island Arts Bank is home to more than 60,000 glass lantern slides acquired from the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. They cover art and architectural history from the Paleolithic period to the Modern era, and… Learn More

Frankie Knuckles: Architect of Dance Space

Join us, in partnership with the Frankie Knuckles Foundation, for a discussion exploring the beginnings of house music and its move from private to public space with Neil Stevenson, Laura Branch, Craig Loftis, Robert Williams, and Alan King. Frankie Knuckles was globally known as an architect of house music. Through movement and placemaking, Knuckles created… Learn More

Architecture and Black Cinema Series: Suite Habana

In honor of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Black Cinema House presents a monthly series at the Stony Island Arts Bank that explores the many roles architecture plays across the African Diaspora. This month, we explore the theme “Everyday Design” with the Cuban film Suite Habana, followed by a conversation with Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky, Assistant Professor… Learn More

Community Cataloging at the Arts Bank

As the new home to important collections of art and architectural history, black material culture, and house music, the Stony Island Arts Bank seeks to be a laboratory for new ideas about archival practice, material culture, and contemporary art. If you are interested in any of the above, join us for a weekly session of… Learn More

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket with director Karen Thorsen and E. Patrick Johnson

As part of a nationwide celebration of what would have been James Baldwin’s 90th birthday, award-winning director Karen Thorsen presents her documentary classic James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, followed by a “Conversation with Jimmy” featuring scholar, author and performer E. Patrick Johnson (Northwestern, Performance Studies and African American Studies) about Baldwin’s life, legacy… Learn More