Join us for a ceramics workshop led by artists Nicole Marroquin, Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Marroquin’s workshop will explores ideas around representation, identity, cultural, and community building through sculptural practices and memory.
Join us for a roundtable discussion about Jane Addams’s anti-war efforts and work with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, in the context of more recent activism. The conversation will include a Jane Addams scholar, a current member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), a female veteran and member of Veterans for Peace, and a student activist.
Black Politics in Chicago: A Conversation with Professor Barbara Ransby and WBEZ Reporter Natalie Moore
Join Hull-House for a discussion on Black politics in Chicago and professor Barbara Ransby’s new book making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in The 21st Century. Professor Ransby will be in conversation with WBEZ South Side reporter and author Natalie Moore.
Join Hull-House for a bookbinding workshop led by artist Regin Igloria who founded North Branch Projects an organization that approaches community building through bookbinding practices and community archiving.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a two and a half day symposium –with presentations, discussions, tours and performances – that explore the history of arts and social change in the city.
Join us for an Art Therapy workshop led by Leah Gipson, Assistant Professor of Art Therapy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Gipson’s practice develops new approaches to art therapy that are culturally approachable and emphasize care in the face of social challenges.
The University of Illinois Press and Jane Addams Hull-House Museum invite you to a reception celebrating the Centennial of the University of Illinois Press. Attendees will be able to take a special look at the brand new Hull-House museum exhibit, Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change.
Join us on September 6, Jane Addams 158th Birthday, for cupcakes, music, and the launch of Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change at Hull-House, a multidisciplinary exhibition that will explore the Social Settlement's influence on visual and performing arts in Chicago through historical and contemporary practices: bookbinding, the origins of art therapy, ceramics, theater and performance.
Join us at Driehaus Museum for a Pride Month presentation! Jane Addams – once called the “most dangerous woman in America” - was a feminist, international peace activist, a Nobel Prize winner, and advocate for women, laborers, immigrants and the poor. She also lived in a same-sex relationship with her domestic partner for over 40 years.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Armour Elementary School for an art exhibition featuring the artwork of the 2018 Armour Elementary graduating class. Take a look at the changes in our neighborhoods while supporting a local Bridgeport business.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at National Teachers Academy for a youth-led, intergenerational workshop and Active Dialogue with our partner Free Street Theater about the distribution of funding for Chicago Public Schools.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a youth-led, intergenerational On the Table discussion with our partner, Free Street Theater on gender and equity in education.
Artists in the late 1960s and early 1970s put their artistic training in the service of political movements for self-determination and political change, envisioning an art by and for "the people."
In 2013, after the largest school closures in history, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) issued a five-year moratorium on school closures. The moratorium ended in December 2017, and the City of Chicago threatens to close, sell or repurpose more schools. Join activists, researchers, journalists, and advocates as they track, forecast and examine the significance and impact of school closures, and explore what actions we can take.
Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination sparked outrage on the West Side of Chicago, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum revisits West Side artists at the center of neighborhood change. Join Hull-House for The Best Side: The Art and Soul of Jackie Hetherington, featuring works exhibited for the first time.
In 2013, communities on the South and West Sides of Chicago fought the largest school closures in history. In 2018, South and West Siders have an opportunity to build together: ensure equitable public education in their neighborhoods, defend their communities, become informed and share resources. Join Hull-House,educators and activists to discuss organizing and action across neighborhoods. Speakers include: Elisabeth Greer, co-founder and founding board member, Chicago United for Equity; and Candace Moore, Staff Attorney, Education Equity Project at Chicago Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with a book signing and reception with Sarita Echavez See author of The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation, Resistance, and the American Museum.
Who has access to Education? Sixty-four years after Brown v. Board of Eduction (1954) decided that separate schools were unequal, Chicago’s public schools remain segregated and access to education remains out of reach. Join Hull-House for a discussion about racial segregation in CPS today with advocates and educators,
A Family Day that highlights resistance and liberation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The program will include a reading, discussion, and book signing of Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of her People with author, and Harriet Tubman’s great-great-grandniece, Michele Jones Galvin, and more!
In 1931 Jane Addams became the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Celebrate this anniversary on December 10 with the whole family at Hull-House. This Jane Addams Day is about hope, creativity, resilience, and reflection. The day will include hands-on arts workshops with teaching artist Chanel Thomas, improvisational games and more!
Join Hull-House in a discussion with educators, activists, scholars, policy makers and parents to explore the connections between race, schools, and communities on Chicago’s West Side.
Join Hull-House for the exhibition opening of Claiming Space: Creative Grounds and Freedom Summer School, a collaborative exhibition featuring 360 Nation's Freedom Summer School, and artists collective Creative Grounds.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum invites you to an Open House to celebrate Jane Addams’ birthday with cupcakes, a public tour, and a mini-temporary exhibition about suffrage in Illinois in 1913, seven years before the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum as we reunite--for the first time in two decades--the founding members of the West Side Writers Guild (WSWG), an organization formed in 1990 that addressed the absence of literature about Chicago's West Side by creating works of their own. Come engage in a provocative and lively discussion as these writers collectively remember their West Side experiences, reflect on the significance and legacy of their efforts and read excerpts from their pioneering works. They'll also discuss the future of West Side literature. Moderated by Ellis Cose and featuring former WSWG Writers: Mark Allen Boone, Cranston S. Knight, Irene J. Steele, Harold Hunter, and Tina Jenkins Bell. This program is a part of the Making the West Side project at Hull-House, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Honoring the power of poetry and expression, "I shall create!": Arts on the Inside draws inspiration from a line in Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “Boy Breaking Glass” (1968/1992). “I shall create! If not a note, a hole. If not an overture, a desecration.” The program will feature a reading roundtable of poetry and written by individuals who have been--or who currently are--incarcerated. This program is presented as a part of Our Miss Brooks 100, a multi-year national celebration of poet Gwendolyn Brooks.