Open Shelves: Glass Lantern Slides

Every Wednesday afternoon we open up one of the collections for an informal opportunity to learn more about our collections in a hands-on environment. March will feature the glass lantern slides–60,000 slides formally used to teach art history at the University of Chicago. Stop by and explore!

Self + Otherness Film Workshop

Led by artist Marco G. Ferrari, Self + Otherness is a free course that focuses on the production and theory of moving image-based work, exploring how time and space are used as materials to create form and inspire content in film and video. The course facilitates an awareness of the images we produce and receive… Learn More

Library Orientation

A twenty-minute orientation session designed to introduce visitors to Rebuild Foundation’s collections, including the Johnson Publishing Library and Glass Lantern Slides. Participants review care and handling guidelines and are granted reading room access to our public collections. No rsvp necessary.

Hour Flow Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Jazz drummer and Rebuild Foundation musician-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience.

Community Cataloging

Volunteers assist in the ongoing cataloging of Rebuild Foundation’s Johnson Publishing Library acquired from the Chicago-based publishers of Ebony and Jet magazine. Together we will contribute to a new resource for visitors to access this important collection.

Library Orientation

A twenty-minute orientation session designed to introduce visitors to Rebuild Foundation’s collections, including the Johnson Publishing Library and Glass Lantern Slides. Participants review care and handling guidelines and are granted reading room access to our public collections. No rsvp necessary.

Stony Island Story Time

We are partnering with Leading with Literacy (LWL) for a weekly Story Time event for children and families. Join us Saturday afternoon in the Reading Room to hear selections from the Johnson Publishing Company Library and the Dusable High School Holdings.

Leading with Literacy is a community-based reading program started at Glorious Light Church by Pastor Michael Neal. LWL sends male readers throughout Chicago to serve as role models and encourage primary school students to explore their creative potential through literacy.

Family Band

Family band is a multi-generational ensemble comprised of beginner to intermediate level aspiring musicians who work together to learn, play, and perform music. Family, friends, and neighbors — don’t miss this hands-on, all-ages musical experience!

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Stony Island Arts Bank, including access to the vault and Frankie Knuckles collection. Tours begin in the Johnson Publishing Library and include behind-the-scenes viewings of our private collection areas including the “godfather of House music” Frankie Knuckles’ vinyl collection.

Soul Healing Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Reading the Black Library: Baldwin and Bowers

Tony Bowers reads library selections and from his own book, On the Nine, inspired by his experience growing up near 79th St. For this series, invited artists, musicians, students, and community members are encouraged to read from our collections and explore connections with their own life and work. Bowers’ reading will include James Baldwin’s short story Sonny’s Blues. Followed by informal discussion.

Open Shelves: Glass Lantern Slides

Every Wednesday afternoon we open up one of the collections for an informal opportunity to learn more about our collections in a hands-on environment. March will feature the glass lantern slides–60,000 slides formally used to teach art history at the University of Chicago. Stop by and explore!

Self + Otherness Film Workshop

Led by artist Marco G. Ferrari, Self + Otherness is a free course that focuses on the production and theory of moving image-based work, exploring how time and space are used as materials to create form and inspire content in film and video. The course facilitates an awareness of the images we produce and receive… Learn More

Library Orientation

A twenty-minute orientation session designed to introduce visitors to Rebuild Foundation’s collections, including the Johnson Publishing Library and Glass Lantern Slides. Participants review care and handling guidelines and are granted reading room access to our public collections. No rsvp necessary.

Hour Flow Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Jazz drummer and Rebuild Foundation musician-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience.

Family Band

Family band is a multi-generational ensemble comprised of beginner to intermediate level aspiring musicians who work together to learn, play, and perform music. Family, friends, and neighbors — don’t miss this hands-on, all-ages musical experience!

Community Cataloging

Volunteers assist in the ongoing cataloging of Rebuild Foundation’s Johnson Publishing Library acquired from the Chicago-based publishers of Ebony and Jet magazine. Together we will contribute to a new resource for visitors to access this important collection.

Library Orientation

A twenty-minute orientation session designed to introduce visitors to Rebuild Foundation’s collections, including the Johnson Publishing Library and Glass Lantern Slides. Participants review care and handling guidelines and are granted reading room access to our public collections. No rsvp necessary.

Stony Island Story Time

We are partnering with Leading with Literacy (LWL) for a weekly Story Time event for children and families. Join us Saturday afternoon in the Reading Room to hear selections from the Johnson Publishing Company Library and the Dusable High School Holdings.

Leading with Literacy is a community-based reading program started at Glorious Light Church by Pastor Michael Neal. LWL sends male readers throughout Chicago to serve as role models and encourage primary school students to explore their creative potential through literacy.

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Stony Island Arts Bank, including access to the vault and Frankie Knuckles collection. Tours begin in the Johnson Publishing Library and include behind-the-scenes viewings of our private collection areas including the “godfather of House music” Frankie Knuckles’ vinyl collection.

Soul Healing Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Open Shelves: Glass Lantern Slides

Every Wednesday afternoon we open up one of the collections for an informal opportunity to learn more about our collections in a hands-on environment. March will feature the glass lantern slides–60,000 slides formally used to teach art history at the University of Chicago. Stop by and explore!

Self + Otherness Film Workshop

Led by artist Marco G. Ferrari, Self + Otherness is a free course that focuses on the production and theory of moving image-based work, exploring how time and space are used as materials to create form and inspire content in film and video.

The course facilitates an awareness of the images we produce and receive everyday through exercises in looking, listening and making. The class is geared toward introductory and intermediate level adults and young adults that have an interest in learning the techniques, history and concepts in film and video using accessible technology as means of expression. Readings, screenings, artists’ talks, discussions, technical exercises and the creation of personal works are components of the class. Digital sound recording, image capturing, available lighting, editing, writing and 16mm film will be explored. During the winter quarter the class meets once a week on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm, with an editing lab and catch up session on Saturdays from 11am-1pm.

Participants are asked to use their own digital image-making device that can record images and videos–this can be a phone, a point-shoot camera or a more advanced camera. For more information and to reserve a space, please email the instructor marco@rebuild-foundation.org or visit the course website https://sites.google.com/a/rebuild-foundation.org/bch-filmmaking-workshop/

Library Orientation

A twenty-minute orientation session designed to introduce visitors to Rebuild Foundation’s collections, including the Johnson Publishing Library and Glass Lantern Slides. Participants review care and handling guidelines and are granted reading room access to our public collections. No rsvp necessary.

Hour Flow Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Jazz drummer and Rebuild Foundation musician-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience.

Intimate Series: Improv Dance

Join us for a monthly dance sharing series presented by Rejuvenation². Witness dance free of premeditated movement, as each artist expresses themselves to music that ignites their passion. The Intimate Series, curated by Jonathan St. Clair, is an opportunity to experience movement artists of different genres move, as if no one is watching.

Ayanda

Week one of our spotlight on Array, an independent film distribution collective founded by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, features this acclaimed allegory for a modern South Africa in transition, where communities are diverse, ideas flow, and women have a voice. Followed by Skype Q&A with South African director Sara Blecher, moderated by Jacqueline Stewart (UChicago, BCH)…. Learn More

Family Band

Family band is a multi-generational ensemble comprised of beginner to intermediate level aspiring musicians who work together to learn, play, and perform music. Family, friends, and neighbors — don’t miss this hands-on, all-ages musical experience!

Community Cataloging

Volunteers assist in the ongoing cataloging of Rebuild Foundation’s Johnson Publishing Library acquired from the Chicago-based publishers of Ebony and Jet magazine. Together we will contribute to a new resource for visitors to access this important collection.

Library Orientation

A twenty-minute orientation session designed to introduce visitors to Rebuild Foundation’s collections, including the Johnson Publishing Library and Glass Lantern Slides. Participants review care and handling guidelines and are granted reading room access to our public collections. No rsvp necessary.

Stony Island Story Time

We are partnering with Leading with Literacy (LWL) for a weekly Story Time event for children and families. Join us Saturday afternoon in the Reading Room to hear selections from the Johnson Publishing Company Library and the Dusable High School Holdings.

Leading with Literacy is a community-based reading program started at Glorious Light Church by Pastor Michael Neal. LWL sends male readers throughout Chicago to serve as role models and encourage primary school students to explore their creative potential through literacy.

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Stony Island Arts Bank, including access to the vault and Frankie Knuckles collection. Tours begin in the Johnson Publishing Library and include behind-the-scenes viewings of our private collection areas including the “godfather of House music” Frankie Knuckles’ vinyl collection.

Chicago Reading Africa

Rebuild is delighted to host Chicago Reading Africa’s members and friends. Chicago Reading Africa primarily operates as a book discussion group for African writing but also explores other narrative forms (film and other visual arts). This month the group will be discussing the novel Jim Crow’s Devil by Marlon James.

Soul Healing Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Eat with Your Eyes: Spring Equinox

In celebration of the Spring Equinox, join us to learn about seasonal eating. Eat With Your Eyes is an educational, reflective, artistic engagement around food blended with yogic philosophy as presented by Stacy Patrice. The cycles from understanding hunger to feeding yourself will be explored through a lens that makes seasonal eating switchovers an enlightening… Learn More

In My Father’s House

Inspired by nostalgia and a romantic idea of family legacy, hip-hop artist and songwriter Che “Rhymefest” Smith decides to purchase his childhood home on Chicago’s South Side and raise his new family in the same house where he grew up. He quickly discovers that his estranged father is a homeless alcoholic living only blocks away,… Learn More

Library Orientation

A twenty-minute orientation session designed to introduce visitors to Rebuild Foundation’s collections, including the Johnson Publishing Library and Glass Lantern Slides. Participants review care and handling guidelines and are granted reading room access to our public collections. No rsvp necessary.

Hour Flow Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Open Shelves: Glass Lantern Slides

Every Wednesday afternoon we open up one of the collections for an informal opportunity to learn more about our collections in a hands-on environment. March will feature the glass lantern slides–60,000 slides formally used to teach art history at the University of Chicago. Stop by and explore!

Self + Otherness Film Workshop

Led by artist Marco G. Ferrari, Self + Otherness is a free course that focuses on the production and theory of moving image-based work, exploring how time and space are used as materials to create form and inspire content in film and video. The course facilitates an awareness of the images we produce and receive… Learn More

In Conversation: Painting Fellows

Join Rebuild Foundation painting fellows David, Kenrick and Arthur, as they discuss their individual creative practices and explore the themes of erasure, isolation and identity through the lens of oil painting. This month’s conversation will be lead by Fellowship artist David Anthony Geary.

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Jazz drummer and Rebuild Foundation musician-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience.

Ashes and Embers + conversation with Haile Gerima, Theaster Gates and Jacqueline Stewart

LA Rebellion filmmaker Haile Gerima’s award-winning 1983 film, newly released by Ava DuVernay’s distribution collective Array, portrays a disillusioned veteran of the Vietnam War attempting to come to terms with his past and his current place as a black man in America. “It’s a rambling, almost dreamlike film that drifts between Washington, where Ned Charles,… Learn More

Family Band

Family band is a multi-generational ensemble comprised of beginner to intermediate level aspiring musicians who work together to learn, play, and perform music. Family, friends, and neighbors — don’t miss this hands-on, all-ages musical experience!

Developing Visual Literacy

The 1975 Paintings tell their own story of community, love and family. Developing Visual Literacy, encourages audiences of all ages to think critically, expand their visual vocabulary, and develop the tools necessary to describe and interpret paintings. Led by local storytelling artist Oba Williams King

BCH@TheBank: Strandbeest Videos

In collaboration with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, BCH@theBank will be screening videos featured in the exhibition Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. In the first major American exhibition tour, Theo Jansen’s wholly distinctive kinetic creations blur the lines of art, engineering, science and performance. The exhibition at the Chicago Cultural… Learn More

Library Orientation

A twenty-minute orientation session designed to introduce visitors to Rebuild Foundation’s collections, including the Johnson Publishing Library and Glass Lantern Slides. Participants review care and handling guidelines and are granted reading room access to our public collections. No rsvp necessary.

Stony Island Story Time

We are partnering with Leading with Literacy (LWL) for a weekly Story Time event for children and families. Join us Saturday afternoon in the Reading Room to hear selections from the Johnson Publishing Company Library and the Dusable High School Holdings.

Leading with Literacy is a community-based reading program started at Glorious Light Church by Pastor Michael Neal. LWL sends male readers throughout Chicago to serve as role models and encourage primary school students to explore their creative potential through literacy.

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Stony Island Arts Bank, including access to the vault and Frankie Knuckles collection. Tours begin in the Johnson Publishing Library and include behind-the-scenes viewings of our private collection areas including the “godfather of House music” Frankie Knuckles’ vinyl collection.

Unfurling Albums

Photographs are possibly the most common archive in every family’s home. As Rebuild collects photos for our South Side Family Album project, we will spend an afternoon sharing stories revealed by photographs in the collections and discussing various ways of documenting our personal histories on film. The DuSable High School yearbooks will also serve as a touchstone for this program. Bring a family album or old yearbook to share in conversation with other community members.

Open Dances: Barak adé Soleil

Create Dance. Witness Dance. Talk Dance.   Every last Saturday of the month join Rebuild’s choreographer-in-residence, Barak adé Soleil, for a dance forum featuring local and visiting artists, creating opportunities to explore movement and build community. This month we will “create dance” with Barak, an award-winning creative practitioner, consultant and curator, who has been generating body-centric… Learn More

Soul Healing Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

BCH@TheBank: Strandbeest Videos

In collaboration with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, BCH@theBank will be screening videos featured in the exhibition Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. In the first major American exhibition tour, Theo Jansen’s wholly distinctive kinetic creations blur the lines of art, engineering, science and performance. The exhibition at the Chicago Cultural… Learn More

Library Orientation

A twenty-minute orientation session designed to introduce visitors to Rebuild Foundation’s collections, including the Johnson Publishing Library and Glass Lantern Slides. Participants review care and handling guidelines and are granted reading room access to our public collections. No rsvp necessary.

Soul Healing Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Open Shelves: Glass Lantern Slides

Every Wednesday afternoon we open up one of the collections for an informal opportunity to learn more about our collections in a hands-on environment. March will feature the glass lantern slides–60,000 slides formally used to teach art history at the University of Chicago. Stop by and explore!

Self + Otherness Film Workshop

Led by artist Marco G. Ferrari, Self + Otherness is a free course that focuses on the production and theory of moving image-based work, exploring how time and space are used as materials to create form and inspire content in film and video. The course facilitates an awareness of the images we produce and receive… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Jazz drummer and Rebuild Foundation musician-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience.