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.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by Chicago designer Julie Yost, the programming director at Rebuild Foundation.
Chicago string quartet D-Composed takes chamber music outside the institutions that have long excluded Black musicians and audiences.
Arts and culture happenings from Fri 2/21 to Sun 2/23.
A new book celebrates the National Portrait Gallery paintings of the Obamas.
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.
Square Roots Festival, Tamir Rice’s mother at Stony Island Arts Bank, and more happenings from July 7-9
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.
American Shoeshine and Shinemen screen at the Stony Island Arts Bank this Friday.
Feast your eyes at these spaces outside the downtown area.
Chicago trio Bottle Tree is one of many projects on the long and varied resumé of cornetist Ben Lamar Gay.