Fine Arts Show, Opening Night Reception, “African Americans in
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 –
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. http://hfas.org/events/chicago/
AND ENCOURAGE ANY QUALIFIED STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP
WE WILL BE
ANNOUNCING A WINNER IN 30 DAYS! PLEASE HURRY AND APPLY! DON'T DELAY! DU
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,
The winner will
be announced at The DuSable Museum FOUNDERS DAY Celebration on Sunday, November
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.
Teen Artists and Poets!
Join us for the Legacy After School Program!
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
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.
16, 2014 – October 16, 2014 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4:00pm-7:00pm
Also,11am-5pm on Sunday November 2, 2014
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.
Friday, October 31, 2014; TIME: 7:00pm – 10:00pm; COST:
Tickets: $15 on eventbrite/ $20 at the door. *Wine and edibles included in
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 email@example.com
with samples of their work or
a link to a webpage that features their work.
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.”
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
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).
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.
American Civil War Like Never Before! Civilwarinart.org
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 Civilwarinart.org
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.
START A LEGACY.
advantage of all the DuSable Museum of African American History has to offer by
becoming a part of our membership family – Today! Your membership to the
Museum, will help keep the legacy of education and enlightenment flourishing for
generations to come.
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