The DuSable Museum of African American History

Current Exhibits

The DuSable Masterworks Collection Series I: Paintings

Now thru December 23, 2016

The exhibition highlights the works of some of the greatest and most prolific African American artists, featuring paintings by Henry Ossawa Tanner, William A. Harper, William Edouard Scott, and Archibald Motley, Jr.

Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward Equality

One of our largest permanent installations ever highlighting a chronological interpretation of the African Diaspora

A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story

Featuring more than 150 artifacts, objects, campaign memorabilia and even archival footage!

Geoffrey & Carmen: A Memoir in Four Movements (Web Exhibition)

If you didn't see the exhibition while it was at the DuSable Museum, experience it through this special microsite. Includes more than 90 paintings, sculptures, photographs, costumes, books and designs.

Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of Blacks in the Armed Services

"Red, White, Blue & Black," highlights the robust collection of militaria from the DuSable Museum’s permanent collection.

The Freedom Now Mural

Carvings illustrate 400 years of African American history including such notable figures such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Mary Mcleod Bethune, and such historic events as the 1831 Nat Turner led slave revolt.

Taking it to the Streets! The DuSable Mobile Museum

The DuSable Mobile Museum is a traveling, interactive exhibit which explores the life and times of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, an African Haitian, who in 1779 became the first non-native person to establish a permanent settlement in Eschikagou, which we now call Chicago.

Thomas Miller Mosaics

Contemporary-style mosaic murals by Chicago artist Thomas Miller feature portraits of the eight founders of the DuSable Museum of African American History. Discover the American Civil War Like Never Before

Free Web Exhibition: is an exciting new website for teachers and students to see and learn about the issues, events, and people connected to the Civil War. Visit. Explore. Discover.