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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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 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

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.

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

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.

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