April 28, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Chicago Cultural Center • Garland Gallery, 1st Floor South
Explore Chicago’s music legacy through ragtime, jazz and blues in an exhibition that highlights the contributions of important places and people that shaped the music scene. Seldom-seen original artifacts will be on display including sheet-music, rare 1920s records with quirky period graphics–and even the original 1932 telephone booth from the old Sunset/Grand Terrace Café from which the actual music can be heard. The scope is broad and surprising–Ragtime morphs into jazz, Blues transforms into modern gospel, and it all echoes throughout the contemporary genres of House and Hip Hop.
More Information: Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm, Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm
Peeling off the Grey
May 11 - October 7, 2018
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago Gallery
An exhibition picking, prying and peeling off the layers of gentrification in Pilsen. To expose, let breathe, and share with others what the turmoil and dismantling of a community’s heart looks and feels like. Shown through the work of each artist and activist, the different experiences, documentation, reactions and actions towards defending and protecting neighborhoods like Pilsen.
Curated by Teresa Magana
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1852 W. 19th street
Chicago, IL 60608
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 26th, 2018
Long Term: Print Release Party and Reading hosted by Just Seeds, Prison and Neighborhoods Arts Project
15 Chicago-area artists were invited to create original Risographic prints in response to essays from the book, written by educators, activists, incarcerated people and formerly-incarcerated people.
The book and print portfolio are part of a series of thematic works around long-term sentencing policies and the other long terms they produce: long-term struggles for freedom, long-term loss in communities, and long-term relationships behind the prison wall. These projects emerged out of collaborative work between artists, writers and members of the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project at Stateville prison. Many of those imprisoned there are serving extraordinarily long prison terms (60, 70, and 80 years), often for crimes for which they would have already been released, had they been sentenced 30 years earlier, or in a different country. The portfolio of prints is one of the many attempts to make visible how punitive policies and incarceration negatively shape our communities, families, and ultimately, life-chances.
This project is organized by Aaron Hughes, Dave Pabellon and Sarah Ross
Printing by Matt Davis at Perfectly Acceptable Printing
More Info: Just Seeds
In These Times
2040 N. Milwaukee Ave.
*this building is not wheelchair accessible
Hours: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.