Bronzeville Echoes

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

Museum Info:

78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Hours: Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm, Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm

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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

More Information: NMMA

Museum Info: 

1852 W. 19th street
Chicago, IL 60608

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  



Long Term: Print Release Party and Reading                                           

September 21 – November 20, 2018
Washington Park Arts Incubator

Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 6 - 8pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 12 - 6pm

Presented by Arts + Public Life in partnership with the Prison + Neighborhood 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
Gallery Info: Arts Incubator | 301 E. Garfield Blvd., Chicago, IL


Spotlight Exhibition: Then and Now                                           

September 4 - October 19, 2018
Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery, Columbia College Chicago
Reception: October 12, 5-9 pm

Then and Now features Wabash Arts Corridor alumni artists Andrea Dunn '16, Sam Kirk '05, and JJ McLuckie '17. The exhibition highlights the murals that create a vibrant campus landscape as well as new works by the artists.

Join us for our closing reception Friday, October 12, 5-9pm. Free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Gallery Info: 612 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL