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Friday, October 23, 2020

Envisioning democracy—in photos—at the MoCP by Arionne Nettles

From literal and data-driven to poetic and hopeful, the galleries curated by Columbia College Chicago professors show what democracy means to them. When Raquel M…

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Rebuild Foundation and Sunshine Enterprise team up to train city’s creative entrepreneurs by Arionne Nettles

The Arts & Makers Community Business Academy is ramping up to launch its third cohort in September. When Etiti Ayeni moved herself and her company to Chicago…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Bronzeville Children’s Museum ahead of the COVID-19 curve by Arionne Nettles

The country’s first and only African American children’s museum may not have planned for the pandemic, but it was ready. This year brought a resurgence of pu…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The American Writers Museum creates a digital experience during COVID-19 by Arionne Nettles

The museum quickly adapted to pandemic pressures with rich online content and virtual events. When you first walk into the American Writers Museum, you walk righ…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Blackivists on documenting movements by Arionne Nettles

A group of Black archivists is helping communities create their own narratives, filling in what history books have left out. When major movements rock the cours…

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Friday, June 5, 2020

An examination of Black identity and time by Arionne Nettles

Conceptual artist Nate Young’s “Transcendence of Time” puts his own family’s Great Migration story on display. When William Nathaniel Jackson arrived in …

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Black Creativity thrives in its 50th year by Arionne Nettles

The legacy of the Museum of Science and Industry exhibition is built on cultural representation and innovation. Little superheroes dashed out of the Black Creati…

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