September 6, 2011
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
College of Architecture and the Arts, UIC
800 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60607-7017
Celebrate the opening of Unfinished Business: Arts Education— a community curated, participatory art exhibition that explores the importance of the arts and insists on cultural rights as part of a thriving democracy!
The exhibit makes connections between Hull-House history and our contemporary moment, and seeks to unleash our radical imaginations about our collective future.
Interactive art-making stations throughout the space revive the Hull-House commitment to learning-by-doing.
HULL-HOUSE POP-UP PRINT SHOP
This installation, co-curated by David Jones at Anchor Graphics, will have a working relief printing press that visitors will use to print postcards designed by local artists: Angee Lennard & Sarah Atlas, Liz Born, Jeremy Cody, Carlos Barberena, and Aay Preston-Myint. Send a postcard to a politician, urging them to support the arts and arts education. Or, send one to a Chicago Public School art teacher, thanking them for all the work they do to keep the arts alive in their classrooms.
In homage to the Hull-House Labor Museum, three floor-to-ceiling looms, designed and built by artist Alexis Ortiz, will be installed in the exhibition. Visitors will be able to learn a simple Guatemalan weaving technique and contribute to a large-scale woven map of Chicago.
In conjuntion with the exhibition opening, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Presents:
THE GUERRILLA GIRLS
LEGENDARY FEMINIST ARTISTS & PROVACATEURS
September 6, 6:30 PM
FREE, all are welcome
Illinois Room, Student Center East on UIC’s Campus
750 S. Halsted St.
The Guerrilla Girls are feminist masked avengers in the tradition of anonymous do-gooders like
Robin Hood, Wonder Woman and Batman. Wearing gorilla masks in public, and taking the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms, they use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts, or the Terra Foundation for American Art