Closed February 28, 2015
The Substance of Things Hoped for is part of a statewide commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment that includes a display on view at the DuSable Museum February, 1– 28.
Closed September 6, 2015
From historic and iconic photographs to a musical soundscape inclusive of AACM founders and the newest generation . . .
Closed January 4, 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.
Closed October 20, 2014
Commemorates 40th anniversaries of 1970's Saturday Morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in history.
Closed August 17, 2014
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints tells the story of how African, European and indigenous cultural traditions have interacted over a period of more than 500 years to form the distinctive culture of the largest country in South America.
Closed May 18, 2014
The Final Installment of DuSable Museum's 3 part series on Black Males in America (Previous installments included, KKK: Kin Killing Kin, and THE ENDANGERED SPECIES: A Visual Response to the Vanishing Black Man)
Closed April 6, 2014
The coming together of two groups, each the object of exclusion and hatred . . .
Closed March 2, 2014
“Fifty Years Forward: Birmingham to Atlanta to Selma”
Closed March 30, 2014
Against the backdrop of exquisite beauty, this show interrogates masculinity, sexuality, slavery, vanity, mental poverty and the futility of aspiration.
Closed September 28, 2013
The third of a series of exhibitions focused on the history and aesthetic influences of AfriCOBRA opens at the DuSable Museum.
Closed November 20, 2013
James Pate reveals a negative social reality in hopes of finding collective and positive solutions to a problem that touches us all directly or indirectly.
Closed December 31, 2012
On view are rare photographs, recordings, and artifacts collected by Turner from those Gullah communities in the United States, Brazil, and West Africa.
Closed May 9, 2012
Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama. Each of the works serves to educate the viewing public about the historic significance of the presidential election of 2008.
Closed February 19, 2012
Explore the process of bringing this iconic story from the page to the stage with a behind-the-scenes look at the scenic design, costumes, props, music, and script.
Closed June 24, 2012
With Chicago being the “home” of Gospel, Spread the Word!: The Evolution of Gospel from Chicago to the World, recognizes some of the greatest Gospel singers of all time...
Closed September 25, 2011
The show will cover significant figures, events, and themes associated with African Americans in aviation and aerospace history.
Closed May 16, 2011
The exhibition is comprised of over 250 objects, including posters, photographs, graphic art, magazines, newspapers, books, pamphlets, political buttons, comic books, toys, postcards, and clips from film, newsreels, and television.
Closed March 6, 2011
The exhibition’s title was inspired by the rallying cry of celebrated abolitionists Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882) who challenged African Americans to rise up and emancipate themselves. “Let your motto be resistance.” he exclaimed. “Resistance! Resistance! No oppressed people have ever secured their liberty without resistance!”
Closed August 6, 2010
The exhibition explores one of the 20th century’s most controversial and inspirational organizations.
Closed April 4, 2010
Freedom’s Sisters, a collaboration between SITES and Cincinnati Museum Center, brings to life 20 African American women, from key 19th-century historical figures to contemporary leaders, who have fought for equality for all Americans.
Closed December 31, 2008
Explore the impact of Muslims through this thought provoking exhibition.
Closed July 27, 2008
Soul Soldiers explores the issues, actions, reactions, and expressions of life and culture of African Americans as they were impacted by Civil Rights and the war in Vietnam.
Closed May 20, 2007
One unyielding individual sat down to take a stand against racism. That simple act sparked 50,000 people to stand against a segregated system and force it to open its doors equally and respectfully. Those 50,000 inspired many more to continue in a fight for equality that began America’s modern civil rights era.
Closed December 15, 2007
A selection of sculptures from the DuSable Museum collection created with simple tools from organic materials.
Closed December 15, 2007
An intimate look at the lives of two leaders and their impact on society.
Closed October 1, 2006
A Journey Through the Lens of Father Hernandez.
Closed August 13, 2006
Selections from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Darrell Walker