Artist talk and concert at NPHM site

Chicago singer, songwriter, and poet, Avery Young.

Chicago singer, songwriter, and poet, Avery Young.

On Saturday, September 21, the Museum hosted a dynamic, genre-spanning musical performance, conducted by Kowalkowski featuring Emily Broeker, Scott Tuma, Anabel Watson, James Wersching, Avery Young, and Angela Zúñiga, which was interspersed with an artist conversation with Chicago Architecture Biennial contributors Malose Malahlela (Keleketla! Library), Jim Duignan, and Jeff Kowalkowski (Stockyard Institute).

With music ranging from opera to soul, ambient to folk, visitors to the site were able to connect to the many different musical and sonic textures that have graced not only the Jane Addams Homes, but public housing complexes across the nation. Many thanks to the musicians and dancers who joined us!

On October 10, the Museum will be hosting a community dinner and outdoor film screening. Presented films will share stories from Robert Taylor Homes through the eyes of legendary historian Studs Terkel, as well as Stateway Gardens, Cabrini-Green, and St. Louis’ Pruitt-Igoe complexes. Films curated by our friends at Mediaburn Archive. We hope to see you there!

Both programs are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Conant Family Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture Prince, National Endowment for the Arts