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