Monday, October 13, 2014


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The Harlem Fine Arts Show, Opening Night Reception, “African Americans in Finance”
Proceeds from the Reception will benefit two historic Chicago African American Institutions; The DuSable Museum of African American History and the South Side Community Arts Center. Passed hors doeuvres; Live Music; Open bar Attire – Casual Elegance. DATE: Thursday, October 30, 2014 TIME: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
The Harlem Fine Arts Show continues with it’s 5th Year Anniversary nationwide tour in Chicago, Illinois scheduled for October 30 – November 2, 2014 at The Merchandise Mart in Downtown Chicago.
HFAS 2014, is one of the largest and most prestigious collections of works featuring African-American emerging and established artists from around the world. Our Chicago show will include many artists from around the world. Artists from past shows have included Leroy Campbell, Corinthia Peoples, Elizabeth Baez, Woodrow Nash, True African Art, and more.

The Dr. Margaret Burroughs Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of service of Dr. Margaret Burroughs, the founder of the DuSable Museum. This tribute scholarship will award $2500.00 to an African American single mother who is pursuing educational opportunities.The application period is open now thru Monday, October 20, 2014.
APPLICATION DUE BY 5:00PM on Monday, October 20, 2014 Submit to: or fax to 773-947-0677
The winner will be announced at The DuSable Museum FOUNDERS DAY Celebration on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
Discovering DuSable Digitally!
Discovering DuSable Digitally is an outreach program designed by The DuSable Museum of African American History for Chicago Public School students, teachers and parents, which afford them the opportunity to explore African American history through the life and times of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable.
Calling All Teen Artists and Poets!
Join us for the Legacy After School Program!
Legacy After School Program uses printmaking and spoken word poetry to examine injustice and celebrate those who are working to combat it. Join us in creating impactful artwork!
Teens who complete the program will receive compensation. Classes will be led by art industry professionals such as Angela Jackson and Frederick McKelphin. Discussions and research sessions will be led by Monica Swope and Young Leaders’ Alliance’s Jedidiah Brown.
September 16, 2014 – October 16, 2014 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4:00pm-7:00pm
Also,11am-5pm on Sunday November 2, 2014
For an interview, call or email Nevada Montgomery. 773.420.2754
“FINDING FELA,” is a compelling and unforgettable look at the late Fela Kuti, a Nigerian cultural and political hero who was a pioneer of the AfroBeat sound, a fusion of traditional Ghanian and Nigerian music with jazz, James Brown-style hard funk, vocal chants and a penchant for going on and on for long stretches. The power and potency of Fela’s message is as current today as it was decades ago and is expressed in the political movements of oppressed people, in their struggle for freedom. DATE: Friday, October 17, 2014 TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00pm COST: $10.00 Admission SCHEDULE: Doors will open at 6:30PM
Come as you aren’t! In the spirit of Carnival and Mardi Gras the DuSable Museum presents “A.W.E. The Masquerade!” Prepare yourself for a night of interactive art demonstrations, magic, costume revelry, wine and musical entertainment in a way you’ve never imagined. Enjoy art with a dark twist featuring some of Chicago’s talented visual and performing artists. Bring a mask of your own or create one while here. On ‘Hallow’s Eve’, Join DuSable for a night of mystery and awe inspiring entertainment.
DATE: Friday, October 31, 2014; TIME: 7:00pm – 10:00pm; COST: Tickets: $15 on eventbrite/ $20 at the door. *Wine and edibles included in admission price
DuSable Museum is seeking visual artists for our October 31, 2014 event "Art, Wine& Entertainment: The Masquerade.” Artists will perform live art demonstrations centered on mystery, Carnival, or Mardi Gras. All artists will be permitted to vend their wares through our gift shop. Artists are also welcomed to hand out business cards and to promote their work to our 300 guests. Interested artists for this awesome event please contact Nevada Montgomery at with samples of their work or a link to a webpage that features their work.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most original and perceptive voices in black America—and one of our best writers, period. His timber is rich, emotional with depth and a sonar sense of how pop culture, politics, and history shape discussions of diversity. Here at the DuSable Museum we hail Coates as a “young James Baldwin of the hip hop generation” Coates reference Baldwin; “After all his hard talk—Baldwin is still talking about love. His essays are amazing acts of intellectual and emotional courage.”
DATE: Thursday, November 13, 2014; TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm; COST: $10 on Eventbrite/ $15 at the door; TICKETS: Tickets also available in the DuSable Museum Store
NOW OPEN! This special exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970’s Saturday Morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in television history. The exhibition includes original production pieces and drawings used to produce these cartoons. Also included are images from the animated opening to Soul Train and two of the few Black cast/Black focused animated features that have been produced since the 1970′s, BeBe’s Kids (1992) and Our Friend Martin (1999).
NOW OPEN! The DuSable Museum of African American History is honored to present one of the most important exhibitions it has ever displayed, “Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade,” which explores the power of the human spirit. The exhibition will open on September 19, 2014 and continue through January 4, 2015.
Discover the American Civil War Like Never Before! makes nearly 130 works of art from seven Chicago cultural organizations accessible to teachers, parents, and students around the world. This website was developed by a team of museum and library professionals, historians, and teachers.
To learn more about this one-of-a-kind online tool, please visit The Civil War in Art: Teaching & Learning through Chicago Collections was funded and developed by the Terra Foundation for American Art in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, DuSable Museum of African American History, and Newberry Library. Also, please see our lesson plans and curriculum developed from this exhibit, African Americans in the Civil War: Active Partners in the Fight for Liberation and Freedom. Students will learn to understand the significance of African Americans in the Civil War. Appropriate for Grade Levels: 9-12 high school, can be adapted to middle school.


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