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.

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 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/

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

Lose Nothing: An Evening with Kevin Jerome Everson

Media artist Kevin Jerome Everson presents a selection of new work, including the Chicago premiere of Auditioning for Nathaniel (2016), in which famous actor Nathaniel Jitahadi Taylor waxes poetically to dancers, painters, actors and filmmakers. Screening will be followed by a conversation with Everson and Terri Francis, Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies/The Media School… Learn More

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

Community Cataloging: Family Albums

Special month-long Community Cataloging workshop to create a shared archive of the South Side Family Album being collected by Rebuild. Teaching artists and visiting archivists will lead Saturday morning workshops on the creation of personal photo albums and collecting oral hist

Hoop Dreams

First exhibited at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best documentary, Hoop Dreams is the remarkable true story of two young Chicago basketball players pursuing their NBA dreams, and an intimate reflection of contemporary American culture. Screening will be followed by Q&A with Arthur Agee, one of the subjects… 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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.  

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Hour Flow Yoga

Get in your body, get out of your mind and get on with your life. Release tension, deepen your personal practice, and embrace the rhythm of life, one breath at a time. Taught by Stacy Patrice and open to all skill levels, yoga mats and tea are available at each session.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. Avery, a jazz drummer, 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.

Seeds of Disunion: Classics in Black Stereotypy Film Series: Imitation of Life

Based on Fannie Hurst’s novel, this classic melodrama was beloved by many Black audiences for its “subplot” featuring Louise Beavers as Delilah the devoted-servant-turned-pancake-mix icon whose light-skinned daughter Peola — a too-rare star turn by Fredi Washington — rejects her to pass for white. Made during the height of the Depression, Imitation of Life (1934)… Learn More

Community Cataloging: Family Albums

Special month-long Community Cataloging workshop to create a shared archive of the South Side Family Album being collected by Rebuild. Teaching artists and visiting archivists will lead Saturday morning workshops on the creation of personal photo albums and collecting oral histories.

Family Band: Spring Session Begins

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble 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! Spring session runs from April 9th through June 11th. Questions? jon@rebuild-foundation.org

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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.  

Self + Otherness: Student Screenings

View student videos from the Black Cinema House winter film workshop session and learn about the upcoming spring session that begins April 13th. The winter course focused on the video essay genre: a branch of cinema, which stems directly from early film, intermixing documentary, experimental, and video art genres. The student’s final projects are a… Learn More

Reading the Black Library: Wright and Lindsay

Chicago-based author Tony Lindsay reads selections from the Johnson Library and his next book Acorns in the Skillet: Stories of Race in America. 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. Lindsay’s reading will include an excerpt from Richard Wright’s… Learn More

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Self + Otherness: Film Workshop

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. These are introductory/intermediate level classes for adults and young adults that have an interest in learning the… Learn More

Hour Flow Yoga

Get in your body, get out of your mind and get on with your life. Release tension, deepen your personal practice, and embrace the rhythm of life, one breath at a time. Taught by Stacy Patrice and open to all skill levels, yoga mats and tea are available at each session.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. Avery, a jazz drummer, 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.

Family Band

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble 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! Spring session runs from April 9th through June 11th. Questions? jon@rebuild-foundation.org

Community Cataloging: Family Albums

Special month-long Community Cataloging workshop to create a shared archive of the South Side Family Album being collected by Rebuild. Teaching artists and visiting archivists will lead Saturday morning workshops on the creation of personal photo albums and collecting oral histories.

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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.  

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Self + Otherness: Film Workshop

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. These are introductory/intermediate level classes for adults and young adults that have an interest in learning the… Learn More

Hour Flow Yoga

Get in your body, get out of your mind and get on with your life. Release tension, deepen your personal practice, and embrace the rhythm of life, one breath at a time. Taught by Stacy Patrice and open to all skill levels, yoga mats and tea are available at each session.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. Avery, a jazz drummer, 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.

And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead: An Evening with Billy Woodberry

One seminal, under-heralded African-American cultural figure salutes another in When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead (2015), Billy Woodberry’s profile of beat-poet Bob Kaufman. An oral biography nimbly combining rich, varied archival footage with talking-head present-day interviews, the film offers a moving homage to the artist often called the “American Rimbaud.” In a meandering, non-chronological… Learn More

Family Band

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble 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! Spring session runs from April 9th through June 11th. Questions? jon@rebuild-foundation.org

Community Cataloging: Family Albums

Special month-long Community Cataloging workshop to create a shared archive of the South Side Family Album being collected by Rebuild. Teaching artists and visiting archivists will lead Saturday morning workshops on the creation of personal photo albums and collecting oral histories.

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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.  

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Self + Otherness: Film Workshop

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. These are introductory/intermediate level classes for adults and young adults that have an interest in learning the… Learn More

Ken Vandermark

New music composed by Ken Vandermark to celebrate the art and artists of the Monster Roster. The concert features music inspired by the visual ideas on display in theMonster Roster exhibition at the Smart Museum and by the Stony Island Art Bank’s library of musical ideas—the vinyl collection of the legendary Frankie Knuckles. It deals… Learn More

Hour Flow Yoga

Get in your body, get out of your mind and get on with your life. Release tension, deepen your personal practice, and embrace the rhythm of life, one breath at a time. Taught by Stacy Patrice and open to all skill levels; yoga mats and tea are available at each session.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. 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.

LA Rebellion Film Series: To Sleep with Anger

Screening will be followed by a conversation with University of Chicago film historians Allyson Field and Jacqueline Stewart. Director Charles Burnett’s first feature to be widely released by a major distributor enjoyed universal critical acclaim, with stellar reviews appearing in the Chicago Reader, Los Angeles Times, New Yorker and Variety. Despite a virtually nonexistent studio… Learn More

Open Dances: Kyle Abraham

Learn dance with featured artist Kyle Abraham, an acclaimed choreographer and MacArthur “Genius” awardee who resides in NYC. Open Dances, curated by Rebuild’s choreographer-in-residence, Barak adé Soleil, is a year-long dance forum featuring local and visiting artists, creating opportunities to explore movement and build community for all ages. Kyle Abraham is a choreographer, dancer and founder… Learn More

Family Band

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble 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! Spring session runs from April 9th through June 11th. Questions? jon@rebuild-foundation.org

Community Cataloging: Family Albums

Special month-long Community Cataloging workshop to create a shared archive of the South Side Family Album being collected by Rebuild. Teaching artists and visiting archivists will lead Saturday morning workshops on the creation of personal photo albums and collecting oral histories.

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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.

what the body knows

Please join Rebuild Choreographer-In-Residence, 3Arts/University of Illinois Chicago Fellow and Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2015 Lab Artist, Barak adé Soleil, for an intimate showing of an excerpt from his newest project: “what the body knows”. Exploring nuances within the intersection of race & disability, this suite of solos and a duet delve into these intertwining cultural… Learn More

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. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Self + Otherness: Film Workshop

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. These are introductory/intermediate level classes for adults and young adults that have an interest in learning the… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. For one night only,  special guests The Bridge will join Rebuild’s Thursday night music line up.The Bridge #5–The Sync composed of Sylvaine Hélary (flutes, voices, effects); Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello, effects); and Eve Risser (piano, prepared piano); will be accompanied by a live video projections by visiting teaching artist,… Learn More

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Open Rehearsal: Tomeka Reid

Chicago based cellist and educator Tomeka Reid rehearses a Jazz composition inspired by oral histories of Greater Grand Crossing residents. Chicago based cellist, composer and educator, Tomeka Reid has been described as “a remarkably versatile player,” (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune). Equally adept in classical and jazz contexts, Ms. Reid predominantly finds herself in experimental and… Learn More

Family Band

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble 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!

Brahja Waldman’s Quintet

Following Dawoud Bey’s talk on Noah Davis’ 1975 Paintings, Brahja Waldman’s Quintet performs in the Arts Bank’s atrium. Formed in 2008, the group known as Brahja Waldman—or Brahja for short— is a New York/Montreal-based conspiracy plotting the transmutation of timeless soul thru an earthy jazz-hop cosmic swap. The group is releasing its fifth album, wisdomatic, during a five week-long tour starting… Learn More

Greater Grand Crossing Speaks: Oral Histories of the South Side

Discover Chicago’s untold histories through the voices of Greater Grand Crossing residents. Featuring newly recorded conversations between seniors and local teens, this listening event includes a panel featuring neighbors who participated in the project. Join the conversation and share your stories about life on the South Side. Presented in partnership with Chicago Cares and StoryCorps. Free… Learn More

Dawoud Bey: Photographs + Family Memories

Dawoud Bey will speak about Noah Davis’s 1975 Paintings and the ways in which photographs serve as a catalyst for personal reflection and exploration through art practice. Davis’s paintings, based on his mothers photographs from Chicago, are the basis of the current exhibition. Bey will also talk about his own ‘Harlem, USA’ photographs, which he began… 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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.

Volunteer Orientation

Are you interested i nvolunteering with Rebuild Foundation? This orientation session is for anyone interested in taking the next step to get involved with our work. Come learn more about the history and mission of Rebuild Foundation and see how you can contribute as one of our core volunteers. The DA+HC is ADA Accessible.

BCH@TheBank: After the Revolution Video Series

Episodes from the architecture TV show created by Xavier Wrona as part of his residence at the Methode Room in fall 2015 featuring Lavon Pettis, South Side resident and activist on local economy and community empowerment. Stay tuned the rest of the month for: Week 3 Ytasha Womack, writer, journalist, director and South Side resident Week 4 W.J.T…. Learn More

David Anthony Geary: Drawing with the Body

Join this special week of Coffee, Tea + Chat and help create a community self-portrait during this workshop led by Rebuild Painting Fellow David Geary. All ages welcome, no drawing experience necessary; materials will be provided. Coffee, Tea + Chat is a weekly program at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative where you can meet your neighbors, build community, and brainstorm ways to collaborate for change on… Learn More

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. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Self + Otherness: Film Workshop

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. These are introductory/intermediate level classes for adults and young adults that have an interest in learning the… Learn More

BCH@TheBank: After the Revolution Video Series

Episodes from the architecture TV show created by Xavier Wrona as part of his residence at the Methode Room in fall 2015 featuring Lavon Pettis, South Side resident and activist on local economy and community empowerment. Stay tuned the rest of May for additional episodes: Week 3 Ytasha Womack, writer, journalist, director and South Side resident Week… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. 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.

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Quartiers Lointains: French-African Films

Four new, award-winning films about love from four acclaimed African-French directors, introduced by French-Burkinabe cinema journalist and curator Claire Diao, with Senegalese-French director Alice Diop and actor Patrick Zinguilé  in attendance. Expressions of love are part of the French culture, and emerging African-French filmmakers do not fail to deal with it. Through the sexual confusion… Learn More

Family Band

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble 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!

BCH@TheBank: Other People’s Business

The South Side Home Movie Project presents a rotating selection of home movies from our collection projected on real celluloid! This new monthly series showcases precious historical footage of everyday life pulled from basements, attics and garages across the South Side. All films are family friendly and we encourage audience participation!

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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.

Stealing the Show: Book Talk with Miriam Petty

Join Miriam J. Petty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Radio, and Television at Northwestern University, for a book launch and discussion of her recently released Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood. Stealing the Show is a study of African American actors in Hollywood during the 1930s, a decade… Learn More

BCH@TheBank: After the Revolution Video Series

Episodes from the architecture TV show created by Xavier Wrona as part of his residence at the Methode Room in fall 2015 featuring Ytasha Womack, writer, journalist, director and South Side resident. Stay tuned next week for the final episode in the series: Week 4 W.J.T. Mitchell on images, politics, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

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. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Self + Otherness: Film Workshop

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. These are introductory/intermediate level classes for adults and young adults that have an interest in learning the… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. 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.

BCH@TheBank: After the Revolution Video Series

Episodes from the architecture TV show created by Xavier Wrona as part of his residence at the Methode Room in fall 2015 featuring Ytasha Womack, writer, journalist, director and South Side resident. Stay tuned next week for the final episode in the series: Week 4 W.J.T. Mitchell on images, politics, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Glass Lantern Slide Night: Broadcast from a Serpent-Headed Spaceship

Open mic style presentations from Rebuild’s collection of glass lantern slides covering art and art history from the prehistoric to modern era. Broadcast from a Serpent-Headed Spaceship is an experimental lecture that uses the Aztec, Mexican, and South American portions of the University of Chicago’s glass slide collection to investigate historical and contemporary feelings of… Learn More

Family Band

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble 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!

Closing Reception: 1975 Paintings

Celebrate the life and work of painter Noah Davis at the closing reception to the 1975 Paintings exhibition. Rebuild Painting Fellows will be on hand to reflect on their experience using Noah’s work as their inspiration and to premiere their three collaborative paintings completed during the course of the show. Musician-in-residence Coultrain will perform.

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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.

Self + Otherness: Film Workshop

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. These are introductory/intermediate level classes for adults and young adults that have an interest in learning the… Learn More

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. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. 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.

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Open Dances: Vershawn Ward

Explore dance with featured Chicago-based artist Vershawn Ward, a choreographer, performer, dance scholar, and the Founder and Executive Director of Red Clay Dance Company. Open Dances, curated by Rebuild’s choreographer-in-residence, Barak adé Soleil, is a year-long dance forum featuring local and visiting artists, creating opportunities to explore movement and build community for all ages. Vershawn… Learn More

Family Band

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble 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!

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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.

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.