With the recent opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, we get an update on Chicago's museum of African American history.
DuSable Museum of African American History
A hugely popular exhibit exploring an underground Cuban art movement comes to the DuSable Museum this week.
Roundtable talk Thursday afternoon, weekend performance focus on efforts to bring new voices to new music
Internationally renowned composer and percussionist Kahil El’Zabar, who has played alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon, joins a discussion about inclusion among modern composers of color. On Friday, he performs with Fulcrum Point New Music Project.
The DuSable Museum of African-American History has been granted a special status by the Smithsonian Institution – a move the museum says marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the two institutions.
Designed by famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, the 61,000-square-foot structure was first a 19th century stable, later housing theatrical costumes and sets in the 1930s. But now it looms, cold and vacant, across the street from its sister, the DuSable Museum of African American History – another Burnham original which has tried unsuccessfully for more than 10 years to bring the empty stable back to life.
The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) celebrates 50 years with Free at First, a new exhibition at the DuSable Museum.
Three Chicago artists are at work on a small-scale replica of the DuSable Museum of African-American History that can tour the city and eventually float up the Chicago River to the moribund site of DuSable Park.