Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour Chicago’s newest venue for contemporary art. Designed by William Gibbons Uffendell in 1923, the Stony Island Arts Bank has recently undergone a radical restoration led by Rebuild Foundation’s artistic director Theaster Gates. As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the tour will include viewings of two Biennial commissions: an installation by Portuguese artist Carlos… Learn More

Artist Talk: Ekene Ijeoma

Join Rebuild Foundation for a discussion with Ekene Ijeoma, an interaction designer, developer and researcher based in NYC. Ijeoma’s work explores the artistic and humanistic properties of data and algorithms. He has worked in multiple mediums and formats ranging from commercials and music videos to websites and installations. His most recent projects, Wage Islands and… Learn More

Glass Lantern Slide Lectures

Historians, architects, and artists will explore and activate Rebuild Foundation’s glass lantern slide collection. The Stony Island Arts Bank is home to more than 60,000 glass lantern slides acquired from the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. They cover art and architectural history from the Paleolithic period to the Modern era, and… Learn More

Frankie Knuckles: Architect of Dance Space

Join us, in partnership with the Frankie Knuckles Foundation, for a discussion exploring the beginnings of house music and its move from private to public space with Neil Stevenson, Laura Branch, Craig Loftis, Robert Williams, and Alan King. Frankie Knuckles was globally known as an architect of house music. Through movement and placemaking, Knuckles created… Learn More

Community Cataloging at the Arts Bank

As the new home to important collections of art and architectural history, black material culture, and house music, the Stony Island Arts Bank seeks to be a laboratory for new ideas about archival practice, material culture, and contemporary art. If you are interested in any of the above, join us for a weekly session of… Learn More

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Jazz drummer Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic style of drumming that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery constructs a stage play complete with props, objects, and dialogue – moving from object to object, instrument to instrument.

House Tea

Please join us at the Stony Island Arts Bank for House Tea, a spin on the traditional tea ceremony. Rebuild’s ceremony includes home-brewed teas accompanied by audio selections inspired by the Frankie Knuckles Collection vinyl catalogue. House Tea is free and open to the public.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Jazz drummer Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic style of drumming that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery constructs a stage play complete with props, objects, and dialogue – moving from object to object, instrument to instrument.

House Tea

Please join us at the Stony Island Arts Bank for House Tea, a spin on the traditional tea ceremony. Rebuild’s ceremony includes home-brewed teas accompanied by audio selections inspired by the Frankie Knuckles Collection vinyl catalogue. House Tea is free and open to the public.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

Rebuild Talk: James Hoff

In conjunction with Lampo, an experimental sound program presented by artist James Hoff, Hoff will will discuss the history of artists’ books and Primary Information, the organization he co-founded to publish books and writings by artists.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

South Side Connections

South Side Connections is an afternoon of historical investigation co-presented by four long-standing South Side arts organizations: the Renaissance Society, the Hyde Park Art Center, the South Side Community Art Center, and the Smart Museum.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

Community Cataloging at the Arts Bank

During the Chicago Architecture Biennial, catalogers will help to sort and organize the architecture-related holdings of Rebuild Foundation’s 35mm slide collection acquired from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, while discussing best practices for archive preservation, conservation, and activation with Rebuild staff, Arts Bank artists and archivists-in-residence.

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Jazz drummer Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic style of drumming that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery constructs a stage play complete with props, objects, and dialogue – moving from object to object, instrument to instrument.

House Tea

Please join us at the Stony Island Arts Bank for House Tea, a spin on the traditional tea ceremony. Rebuild’s ceremony includes home-brewed teas accompanied by audio selections inspired by the Frankie Knuckles Collection vinyl catalogue. House Tea is free and open to the public.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.