On September 6—Jane Addams' 158th birthday—Jane Addams Hull-House Museum launched a multi-disciplinary exhibition entitled Participatory Arts: Crafting Social ChangeThe exhibition, which is part of the city-wide Art Design Chicago initiative, explores the social reformers influence on visual and performing arts in Chicago through historical and contemporary practices: bookbinding, art therapy, ceramics, and theatre and performance. Starting on October 23, the Hull-House will host a corresponding symposium, Participatory Arts: The Legacy of Chicago's Hull-House ArtistsThis multi-day symposium will bring together activists, artists, and scholars for a public forum. In addition to the panel discussions, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will host four immersive workshops throughout October and November. These workshops are led by scholar-artists and will bring together prominent thinkers and contemporary practitioners to engage with and reinterpret specific collections from the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.

Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change

Exhibition: September 6, 2018 - July 28, 2019


Affiliated Programming

Participatory Arts in the Press