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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.