The Museum is happy to announce that we are extending our exhibition dates and hours for Housing as a Human Right: Social Construction. Open Now through February 2, 2018
Monday–Friday: 10 AM–5 PM
Saturdays: December 16, 23, 30 10 AM-3 PM
Please note: The Museum will be closed from December 25–January 1 for the holidays.
We will be open with reduced hours from January 2–5: 10 AM–3 PM.
October 19th Opening Reception: Housing as a Human Right: Social Construction
September 14th Opening Reception: Women's Rights are Human Rights
This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring Sign-Language Interpreters, Real-time captioners, or other accommodations should contact Shirley Alfaro at (773) 245-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance of the event.
Food sponsored by Wow Bao
NPHM'S FALL 2015 CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL EXHIBITIONS AT ITS HOME SITE ON TAYLOR STREET OPENED ON OCTOBER 3 AND CLOSED ON DECEMBER 5, 2015.
FUTURE EXHIBITION PLANS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN CONCERT WITH THE TIMETABLE FOR OUR FUTURE HOME iN MARCH 2016.
In October 2013 we joined the Ford Foundation in New York City for a symposium called "Reimagining Public Housing: Beyond the Bricks and Mortar." This interactive conversation featured the experiences and visions of current and former public housing residents, urban leaders, and policymakers from around the country.
History Coming Home
In 2010 “History Coming Home", our exhibit about home and shelter, triumph and resilience, inclusion and isolation, security and opportunity, opened at the Chicago Tourism Center Gallery. The exhibit revealed public policies, oral histories and artifacts from public housing in cities from Chicago to Boston, from New Orleans to Sacramento. Visitors were able to view artifacts donated from former public housing residents including Boy Scout paraphernalia of former Ohio Congressman Louis and a desk from Sunny Fischer, Executive Director of the Richard H. Driehaus. Visitors also learned of local public housing luminaries like Chicago’s Restaurateur Dick Portillo, NBA guard Tony Allen, Senator Mattie Hunter and Pianist Reginald Robinson and national luminaries including Bill Cosby, Lloyd Blankfein, Justice Sonia Sotomayor and President Jimmy Carter. The story of public housing is complex, but it starts with a simple truth- that all people need a home.