Artist Talk + Opening Reception: FREE/PHASE

Join artists and composers Mendi + Keith Obadike as they discuss their past projects and the relationship between music and place in the African-American struggle for freedom with Miriam J. Petty, author and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University. From spirituals to hip-hop, the Obadikes will explore the past, present, and future of freedom songs. Artist… Learn More

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Runway to Reality: Fashion Show

RUNWAY TO REALITY: FASHION SHOW is a special pageant-style presentation showcasing prom dress designs by Suzette Opara (Eightwentyeight Collection) and photographs by Helen Maurene Cooper. Featuring local South Side teens as the models, the event will celebrate the young women in the show during this important milestone and entry into adulthood.   Runway to Reality… Learn More

Reading the Black Library: Evan Roberts

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. June will feature readings by local Chicago authors in the lead up to the first annual Soulful Chicago Bookfair. Followed by informal discussion. June 7- EVAN ROBERTS – How… Learn More

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Reading the Black Library: Asadah

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. June will feature readings by local Chicago authors in the lead up to the first annual Soulful Chicago Bookfair. Followed by informal discussion. June 14 – ASADAH – Beating… Learn More

Glass Lantern Slide Night: Balderdash

Activate the Glass Lantern Slide Collection and rewrite history through a modified game of Balderdash. Participants will view a selection of projected images harvested from the slide collection and then be encouraged to write a few lines, however fantastical or historically accurate, contextualizing the works, ideas, people, or places represented. Each submission will be read… Learn More

Rebuild Foundation Walking Tour

Rebuild’s monthly walking tour returns. Learn more about our history, our work, and the neighborhood that we call home. Tours start at the Stony Island Arts Bank and include stops at the Archive House, community garden, Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative. Tickets are $10, funds support Rebuild Foundation.

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Reading the Black Library: Barbara Robinson

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. June will feature readings by local Chicago authors in the lead up to the first annual Soulful Chicago Bookfair. Followed by informal discussion. June 21 – BARBARA ROBINSON –… Learn More

Opening Reception: James Barnor, Ever Young

Join Rebuild Foundation for the opening reception for the American debut of James Barnor, Ever Young, a critically acclaimed retrospective solo exhibition of works by the celebrated African photographer James Barnor. Born in 1929 in Accra, James Barnor is considered a pioneer of Ghanaian photography whose long career covers a remarkable period in history, bridging continents and photographic genres. Through the medium of portraiture, Barnor’s… Learn More

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Reading the Black Library: Bernard Turner

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. June will feature readings by local Chicago authors in the lead up to the first annual Soulful Chicago Bookfair. Followed by informal discussion. June 28 – BERNARD TURNER –… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Back-to-back performances from Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain. 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.