The DuSable Museum of African American History

Current Exhibits

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Animation Art from Classic Cartoons of ‘70s

Now thru October 20, 2014

Commemorates 40th anniversaries of 1970's Saturday Morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in history.

Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Now thru January 15, 2015

The DuSable Museum of African American History is honored to present one of the most important exhibitions it has ever displayed, “Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade,” which explores the power of the human spirit. The exhibition will open on September 19, 2014 and continue through January 4, 2015.

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.

A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story

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

Africa Speaks

Africa Speaks to showcase the diverse people and cultures and countries in Africa; Includes pieces collected over the past four decades totaling some 2,000 plus traditional and contemporary African artifacts

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.

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.

www.civilwarinart.org Discover the American Civil War Like Never Before

Free Web Exhibition: civilwarinart.org 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.

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

If you didn't get to see the exhibition while it was at The DuSable Museum, experience it through this special microsite. Their exhibit included more than 90 paintings, sculptures, photographs, costumes, books and designs by the Tony Award winning director/choreographer/ artist/actor/author Geoffrey Holder and his award-winning wife, dancer/actress/choreographer Carmen DeLavallade.

Taking it to the Streets! The DuSable Mobile Museum

The DuSable Mobile Museum offers an exciting experience that is both educational and entertaining.