Jane Addams Hull-House Museum presents Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change, an exhibition exploring the settlement’s role as an early and influential site for the visual and performing arts in Chicago. The exhibition features artworks and artifacts from the museum and Special Collections at the University of Illinois at Chicago—many of which have rarely, if ever, been publicly displayed. Altogether, the exhibition reveals the significant impact of the historic Hull-House Settlement’s art programs—such as book-binding, ceramics, theater arts, and art therapy—on Chicago’s art and design legacy.
Featured artists: Leah Gipson, Nicole Marroquin, and Regin Igloria, DJ Sadie Rock, and partners North Branch Projects, Free Street Theater, Albany Park Theater Project and UIC School of Theater and Music.
Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change at Hull-House is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
Participatory Arts is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The Chicago Community Trust has also provided generous support.