Reading the Black Library

For this series, invited artists, musicians, students and community members, are encouraged to read from our Johnson Publishing Library and explore connections with their own life and work. Followed by informal discussion. Amie LH Soudien is an arts journalist and artist from Cape Town, South Africa. Soudien completed her BAFA at Michaelis School of Fine… Learn More

2016 Black Metropolis Research Consortium: Summer Short-Term Fellows Final Presentations

“DuSable City” and “The Sounds of Chicago, Black Metropolis” An evening of discussion and original research by two scholars who are part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) 2016 Short-Term Fellowship Program, Ayinde Jean-Baptiste and Rami Gabriel. Through an international competition, the BMRC offers 1-month residential fellowships in the City of Chicago for its… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain, featuring a special screening of Below the Water

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. This week, Coultrain screens his most recently completed short film, Below the Water.   Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

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.

Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison: The Art of Illumination

In partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, celebrating the special exhibition, Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem // May 21 – August 28. Department of photography Assistant Curator, Michal Raz­Russo, and Kate Hadley Toftness, Rebuild Foundation’s Collections and Public Engagement Manager lead a group conversation and unfurling of memorabilia using the… Learn More

Reading the Black Library: Oba William King

For this series, invited artists, musicians, students and community members, are encouraged to read from our Johnson Publishing Library and explore connections with their own life and work. Followed by informal discussion. This week listen to original stories by Oba William King, also known as ‘The Poetic Storyteller.’ Oba is also the founder of JUSTUSarts… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience. Coultrain… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

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.

Beauty Breaks

Join artist-in-residence Amina Ross in a skill- and- story sharing workshop series focused on black beauty and wellness. Demos will be taught by skilled beauty artists of hair styling, nail design, cosmetics, fragrance and clothing. All ages and open to the public

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience. Coultrain… Learn More

In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)

In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) is an installation comprised of a touring, portable, inflatable ‘Truth Booth’ that was launched in 2011 at the Galway Arts Festival (IRL). The exterior is iconically shaped like a giant cartoon speech bubble with the word ‘TRUTH’ boldly printed on the side. The interior acts much like… Learn More

Red, Black and Zine

Join Rebuild artist-in-residence Shani Crowe in a two part workshop. This month, have your portrait taken in front of Shani’s art work. Return in September to join her in curating the photographs for a zine-making workshop while asking yourselves, “Have you done Black things today?” Your image and responses will be published alongside the portraits… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

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.

Beauty Breaks

Join artist-in-residence Amina Ross in a skill- and- story sharing workshop series focused on black beauty and wellness. Demos will be taught by skilled beauty artists of hair styling, nail design, cosmetics, fragrance and clothing. All ages and open to the public

Red, Black and Zine

Join Rebuild artist-in-residence Shani Crowe in a two part workshop. This month, have your portrait taken in front of Shani’s art work. Return in September to join her in curating the photographs for a zine-making workshop while asking yourselves, “Have you done Black things today?” Your image and responses will be published alongside the portraits… Learn More

Red, Black and Zine

Join Rebuild artist-in-residence Shani Crowe in a two part workshop. This month, have your portrait taken in front of Shani’s art work. Return in September to join her in curating the photographs for a zine-making workshop while asking yourselves, “Have you done Black things today?” Your image and responses will be published alongside the portraits… Learn More

Red, Black and Zine

Join Rebuild artist-in-residence Shani Crowe in a two part workshop. This month, have your portrait taken in front of Shani’s art work. Return in September to join her in curating the photographs for a zine-making workshop while asking yourselves, “Have you done Black things today?” Your image and responses will be published alongside the portraits… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience. Coultrain… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

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.

Beauty Breaks

Join artist-in-residence Amina Ross in a skill- and- story sharing workshop series focused on black beauty and wellness. Demos will be taught by skilled beauty artists of hair styling, nail design, cosmetics, fragrance and clothing. All ages and open to the public