Theaster Gates: It takes ordinary people to do extraordinary things

n Monday, May 2nd at the Arts Bank, world renown artist Theaster Gates, founder of the Rebuild Foundation, hosted the second annual Professor Timuel Black Distinguished Guest Lecture and Jazz Concert. Gates is also a professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the Director of Arts and Public Life at the University of Chicago. […]

2016 Great Migration Centennial

One of America’s most significant stories – the impact of the mass movement of African Americans from the rural south to the urban north between 1916 and 1970 – will be explored, discussed and celebrated in a yearlong, statewide commemoration of the 2016 Great Migration Centennial. Organized by the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission […]