When artist Adeshola Makinde thinks about the work in his current exhibition, it’s a giant, larger-than-life canvas image of the legendary Louis Armstrong—Makinde’s largest-scale piece he’s done to date—that rises to the top of his favorites list. “To me, [Armstrong] represented unrelenting optimism, amidst what I could imagine was pretty, pretty unbearable things that he […]
Artist Brandon Breaux’s Instagram project highlights his peers, mentors, collectors, friends, and more throughout Black History Month.
Christmas Eve goes to 11 in Isaac Gómez’s workplace comedy; About Face celebrates Black queer lives, past and present.
“I’ve been on this journey to be able to present within the jazz community. . . . To be a union of creative beauty.”
The Arts & Makers Community Business Academy is ramping up to launch its third cohort in September.
Jenn Freeman (aka Po’Chop) probes femininity, gender, rage, and history in a five-part dance film.
What our listings coordinator is musing about this week
This week’s featured gig poster was created by Chicago designer Julie Yost, the programming director at Rebuild Foundation.
“Right before the shelter-in-place got announced, we started thinking: OK, how can we help?”
Chicago string quartet D-Composed takes chamber music outside the institutions that have long excluded Black musicians and audiences.
Gregory Jaco’s Tornado School of Martial Arts comes alive in a new dance performance developed through the Rebuild Foundation.
On what would have been Rice’s 17th birthday, we chart the journey of the structure that his mother can still picture him playing under.
The refurbished bank will include a 19th-century bar, an improved library, and a brand-new multiartist show.
Solange and her Saint Heron collective show off the depth and richness of the city’s black cultural expression with a festival installation and three off-site events.
In his solo show, the New York-based polymath artist uses installation, video, music, and collage to remix the archival holdings of the Stony Island Arts Bank.