Please join us for a weekly discussion over coffee and tea. This group is comprised of neighborhood residents and artists who are invested in revitalizing the community. This week join us at the Currency Exchange Cafe!
Intore offers a rare and powerful look at how Rwanda survived a tragic past by regaining its identity through music, dance, and the resilience of a new generation. Rwandan filmmaker Eric Kabera’s triumphant story features performances from the country’s top traditional and commercial artists in music and dance, interwoven with poignant interviews with genocide survivors… Learn More
Please join Natalie Moore as she reads from her book that Ta-Nehisi Coates calls “an exquisite exploration of a portion of Chicago that has long embodied the problems and promise of black America”. Natalie will join Isis Ferguson and Heather I. Robinson in an open discussion about growing up on the storied south side, the… Learn More
In 1967, Greater Grand Crossing’s own James Gross was a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela, where he led the construction of a school in the port city of Puerto Cabello. Forty years later, James led a delegation of Chicago professionals back to Puerto Cabello to revisit the school, the people who came together to build… Learn More
Join us for April’s Black Scholars Salon, a collaboration between Rebuild Foundation, Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture featuring Thelma Golden in conversation with Theaster Gates. Thelma and Theaster will discuss Golden’s experiences growing a Black museum, and the role and challenge of institutionality in black cultural spaces. … Learn More
Join us for the ever-changing always engaging music of Maggie Brown as she digs through the crates of the Stony Island Arts Bank as if she were a DJ, mixing in different songs, poetry & drama. Maggie Brown’s residency allows her to reflect upon the archive of Oscar Brown Jr. and explore the possibility of legacy,… Learn More
This event is free and open to the public but we ask that you RSVP. Ava DuVernay’s THIS IS THE LIFE (2008) chronicles the emergence of the Good Life hip-hop scene from its humble beginnings as a youth hang-out run by a neighborhood mom in a health food store in South Central LA, to a… Learn More
Using the vast visual resources housed at The Stony Island Arts Bank, participants will learn how to build their internal library of image-based references using inspiration from the glass lantern slides collection, archival materials from the Johnson Publishing Library, and selected films from the Black Cinema House collection. Participants will also learn how to use… Learn More
Community Film Workshop and Black Cinema House present the REEL BLACK FILMMAKERS short film series, featuring Chicago films GOT THE LOVE (David Weathersby) and ON THE FRONTLINE (Derek Grace), followed by conversation with both filmmakers. GOT THE LOVE examines the work of independent soul musicians in Chicago as they face a changing commercial and cultural… Learn More
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Stony Island Arts Bank.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.