The Great Black Music Ensemble led by Ernest Dawkins

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer Ernest Dawkins and his band presents a special performance in partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, featuring guest jazz guitarist George Freemen. As a premier performing group of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM), Great Black Music Ensemble features some of Chicago’s… Learn More

The Jiā 家 Project: South Side – Family Portraits by Nancy Wong

Come have a FREE family portrait taken by Chicago photographer Nancy Wong (www.nancymwong.com). This photo project is in collaboration with Gorman House Publishing and the Rebuild Foundation. The Jiā Project celebrates families on the south side by visually documenting their beauty, diversity, and emotional strength. “Jiā” means “family” in Mandarin Chinese. To schedule a photo session, please email us… Learn More

Jet Teen Article Club

The Arts Bank presents its first ever teen article club! Middle School and high school aged youth join us for an in-depth discussion and activities surrounding the historic Jet magazine. On August 12, the discussion will be centered on the first Jet magazine, published on Nov. 1, 1951. All articles are accessible on Google Books,… Learn More

D-Composed Family Edition

The intimate chamber music experience D-Composed presents the first ever D-Composed Family Edition. At this intimate concert experience, attendees will hear specially hand-picked arrangements suitable for the whole family to enjoy. Each song is bite-sized and lasts no more than 5 minutes. And of course, each work pays homage to black composers. Following the show,… Learn More

Jet Teen Article Club

The Arts Bank presents its first ever teen article club! Middle School and high school aged youth join us for an in-depth discussion and activities surrounding the historic Jet magazine. On August 26, the discussion will be centered on the July 23, 2001 edition. All articles are accessible on Google Books, we encourage attendees to… Learn More

A Johnson Publishing Story: the Expansion

As part of Art Design Chicago, a year-long celebration of Chicago’s art and design history spearheaded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Rebuild Foundation presents A Johnson Publishing Story, organized by artist Theaster Gates and on view at the Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 South Stony Island Avenue) June 28 – September 30, 2018…. Learn More