Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Share in the re-activation of Rebuild Foundation’s Archive House through out the month of June with resident artists Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain. The two artist expand on and explore their creative practices live every Thursday performing back to back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is recognized for his orchestral and melodic style, often incorporating… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Celebrate the summer with three special outdoor House Tea Ceremonies. Relax and unwind with tea from The Whole Hearted and music from the Frankie Knuckles vinyl catalogue. In case of rain, ceremonies will take place at the Archive House, 6916 S. Dorchester Ave.

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Artist Talk + Opening Reception: FREE/PHASE

Join artists and composers Mendi + Keith Obadike as they discuss their past projects and the relationship between music and place in the African-American struggle for freedom with Miriam J. Petty, author and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University. From spirituals to hip-hop, the Obadikes will explore the past, present, and future of freedom songs. Artist… Learn More

Self + Otherness: Outdoor Video Projection

Experience student’s expanded cinema projects from the Black Cinema House spring session film workshop as they are projected onto the surface of a former ComEd building. Each participant focused on a subject inspired by the environment of the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. NOTE: the projection will take place at 6913 S. Kenwood. In case of rain… Learn More

Gordon Parks in Cinema film series: Half Past Autumn

An intimate look at the life of photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician and filmmaker Gordon Parks, in conjunction with the exhibition Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem at the Art Institute of Chicago. This series of Sunday afternoon screenings and talks exploring Parks’ legacy through his works in film was curated by… Learn More

Runway to Reality: Fashion Show

RUNWAY TO REALITY: FASHION SHOW is a special pageant-style presentation showcasing prom dress designs by Suzette Opara (Eightwentyeight Collection) and photographs by Helen Maurene Cooper. Featuring local South Side teens as the models, the event will celebrate the young women in the show during this important milestone and entry into adulthood.   Runway to Reality… Learn More

Reading the Black Library: Evan Roberts

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. June will feature readings by local Chicago authors in the lead up to the first annual Soulful Chicago Bookfair. Followed by informal discussion. June 7- EVAN ROBERTS – How… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Share in the re-activation of Rebuild Foundation’s Archive House through out the month of June with resident artists Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain. The two artist expand on and explore their creative practices live every Thursday performing back to back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is recognized for his orchestral and melodic style, often incorporating… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Celebrate the summer with three special outdoor House Tea Ceremonies. Relax and unwind with tea from The Whole Hearted and music from the Frankie Knuckles vinyl catalogue. In case of rain, ceremonies will take place at the Archive House, 6916 S. Dorchester Ave.

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s celebration and day-in-the-life of Sweet Honey in the Rock, the singular a cappella group rooted in African American culture and civil rights history. The film includes footage from concerts, rehearsals, the tour bus and the daily life of the members: Carol Maillard seeing her son off to his high school prom, Nitanju… Learn More

Reading the Black Library: Asadah

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. June will feature readings by local Chicago authors in the lead up to the first annual Soulful Chicago Bookfair. Followed by informal discussion. June 14 – ASADAH – Beating… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Share in the re-activation of Rebuild Foundation’s Archive House through out the month of June with resident artists Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain. The two artist expand on and explore their creative practices live every Thursday performing back to back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is recognized for his orchestral and melodic style, often incorporating… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Celebrate the summer with three special outdoor House Tea Ceremonies. Relax and unwind with tea from The Whole Hearted and music from the Frankie Knuckles vinyl catalogue. In case of rain, ceremonies will take place at the Archive House, 6916 S. Dorchester Ave.

Glass Lantern Slide Night: Balderdash

Activate the Glass Lantern Slide Collection and rewrite history through a modified game of Balderdash. Participants will view a selection of projected images harvested from the slide collection and then be encouraged to write a few lines, however fantastical or historically accurate, contextualizing the works, ideas, people, or places represented. Each submission will be read… Learn More

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Rebuild Foundation Walking Tour

Rebuild’s monthly walking tour returns. Learn more about our history, our work, and the neighborhood that we call home. Tours start at the Stony Island Arts Bank and include stops at the Archive House, community garden, Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative. Tickets are $10, funds support Rebuild Foundation.

Reading the Black Library: Barbara Robinson

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. June will feature readings by local Chicago authors in the lead up to the first annual Soulful Chicago Bookfair. Followed by informal discussion. June 21 – BARBARA ROBINSON –… Learn More

Opening Reception: James Barnor, Ever Young

Join Rebuild Foundation for the opening reception for the American debut of James Barnor, Ever Young, a critically acclaimed retrospective solo exhibition of works by the celebrated African photographer James Barnor. Born in 1929 in Accra, James Barnor is considered a pioneer of Ghanaian photography whose long career covers a remarkable period in history, bridging continents and photographic genres. Through the medium of portraiture, Barnor’s… Learn More

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Open Dances: Drew Coleman

Explore dance with artist Drew Coleman. Coleman has taught across Chicagoland, working in diverse styles and partnering with nonprofits including Kuumba Lynx. He has presented his own choreography at Steppenwolf Theatre and Art Institute of Chicago. Open Dances, curated by Rebuild’s choreographer-in-residence, Barak adé Soleil, is a year-long dance forum featuring local and visiting artists,… Learn More

Reading the Black Library: Bernard Turner

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. June will feature readings by local Chicago authors in the lead up to the first annual Soulful Chicago Bookfair. Followed by informal discussion. June 28 – BERNARD TURNER –… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Back-to-back performances from Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is recognized for his orchestral and melodic style, often incorporating the use of ‘non-musical’ objects into improvisational performances. Coultrain, a poet; singer, songwriter; and multi-instrumentalist, is known for bringing deep, dark, love through his somber but intriguing soulful music.