Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

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Join us next Friday, January 12 from 10-4:50pm at Hull-House for the opening of the exhibition 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙀𝙭-𝙑𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙨: 𝘿𝙚...
01/04/2024

Join us next Friday, January 12 from 10-4:50pm at Hull-House for the opening of the exhibition 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙀𝙭-𝙑𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙨: 𝘿𝙚𝙫𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝘽𝙚𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙈𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙪𝙢!

This joint exhibition between the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and Gallery 400 is the first exhibition to pair historic ex-votos with new works by contemporary Latinx artists. Painted on tin and other found materials, ex-votos are small and vivid devotional paintings that tell the story of a miracle. Painted by unknown indigenized artists, often women, these ex-votos were displayed in sanctuaries and other communal contact zones. Like many works in the Hull-House collection, ex-votos blur art historical distinctions between fine art and craft. They are also stunning works of resilience. Hull-House will present a series of ex-votos from the collection at New Mexico State University (). Gallery 400 will present contemporary interpretations of the form.

Dr. Emmanuel Ortega will lead a Curator Tour at 2pm at Hull-House on opening day. This will be followed by another tour on January 18 at 3pm. RSVP via the link in our bio.

Gallery 400 will also be hosting an opening reception on Friday, January 12 from 6-8 p.m. For more information visit the G400 website.

Photo courtesy: Courtesy of Trey Broomfield and the NMSU Permanent Collection

Happy Birthday to Alice Kellogg Tyler and Mary Rozet Smith! 🥳Alice Kellogg Tyler (born on December 27, 1862) was a Chica...
12/27/2023

Happy Birthday to Alice Kellogg Tyler and Mary Rozet Smith! 🥳

Alice Kellogg Tyler (born on December 27, 1862) was a Chicago-born artist and arts educator. She was a friend of Addams and joined the Hull-House Settlement in 1890. Alice was the first Chicago artist to begin working with Hull-House, both by exhibiting her artwork at the Settlement and by held art classes. She became close friends with many of the Residents of Hull-House, painting portraits of several of them, including Mary Rozet Smith.

Mary Rozet Smith (born on December 23, 1868) was a philanthropist and a major patron of Hull-House. Smith was one of Ellen Gates Starr’s students, before Hull-House was founded. Smith and Addams shared a long, loving and close relationship for over 35 years.

Happy Birthday to Alice Kellogg Tyler and Mary Rozet Smith! 🥳Alice Kellogg Tyler (born on December 27, 1862) was a Chica...
12/27/2023

Happy Birthday to Alice Kellogg Tyler and Mary Rozet Smith! 🥳

Alice Kellogg Tyler (born on December 27, 1862) was a Chicago-born artist and arts educator. She was a friend of Addams and joined the Hull-House Settlement in 1890. Alice was the first Chicago artist to begin working with Hull-House, both by exhibiting her artwork at the Settlement and by held art classes. She became close friends with many of the Residents of Hull-House, painting portraits of several of them, including Mary Rozet Smith.

Mary Rozet Smith (born on December 23, 1868) was a philanthropist and a major patron of Hull-House. Smith was one of Ellen Gates Starr's students, before Hull-House was founded. Smith and Addams shared a long, loving and close relationship for over 35 years.

⚠️ The Hull-House Museum will be closed from Friday, 12/22/23 - Monday, 1/1/24. We look forward to welcoming you again o...
12/20/2023

⚠️ The Hull-House Museum will be closed from Friday, 12/22/23 - Monday, 1/1/24. We look forward to welcoming you again on Tuesday, 1/2/24!

Dive into Hull-House history with our last   of 2023! 🧵 This vibrant woven wool runner, a generous donation from Katheri...
12/19/2023

Dive into Hull-House history with our last of 2023! 🧵

This vibrant woven wool runner, a generous donation from Katherine Parry, holds a slice of Hull-House neighborhood nostalgia. Adorned with vivid red birds and a charming grey dog, it’s a unique piece signed with ‘1927’ and ‘Eugenia Parry’.

Happy Jane Addams Day!In 1931, Jane Addams became the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2007, AAUW h...
12/10/2023

Happy Jane Addams Day!

In 1931, Jane Addams became the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2007, AAUW helped advocate for the state of Illinois to recognize a holiday in memory of one of their founding members. Jane Addams Day is a celebration of Addams’ lifelong commitment to peace and justice.

Join us for a packed day at the museum! This includes a 20% storewide discount in the gift shop, two public tours starting at 1:00 and 3:00 PM and a limited supply of sweet treats + free giveaways in our Residents’ Dining Hall!

Changing the Sheets 🛌 The Jane Addams Bedroom Project has officially come to a close. Over the fall semester, we have we...
12/08/2023

Changing the Sheets 🛌
The Jane Addams Bedroom Project has officially come to a close. Over the fall semester, we have welcomed daily nappers into the quiet, wall-papered bedroom of the museum. “I have been so moved and inspired by how students have come to the museum with respect and interest in Jane Addams’ advocacy for rest, imagination, and play,” said museum director, Liesl Olson. “I’m also just happy that we could give people a place to take in history by taking a nap!” To make the end of the project, we want to share a few entries from the Bedroom Journal.

🎉 She’s baaaack!  🎉 Recent visitors to the museum will have noticed that our striking Alice Kellogg Tyler portrait of Ja...
12/05/2023

🎉 She’s baaaack!  🎉
Recent visitors to the museum will have noticed that our striking Alice Kellogg Tyler portrait of Jane Addams was out for conservation. After weeks of work by she has now returned to the Hull-House entrance — just in time for Jane Addams Day! 
 
Please stop by this Sunday, December 10 to witness the dedicated work of our conservation partners, ensuring this portrait can continue to greet future visitors to Hull-House.
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Following an exciting November at the museum, let's take a look at what's coming up in December! We are pleased to annou...
12/01/2023

Following an exciting November at the museum, let's take a look at what's coming up in December!
 
We are pleased to announce that we are hosting an open house on Jane Addams Day (December 10). Join us for a packed day at the museum! This includes a 20% storewide discount in the gift shop, two public tours starting at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM and a limited supply of sweet treats + free giveaways in our Residents' Dining Hall! 
 
As usual, we host public tours every Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. We also offer private guided tours for school groups, college students, and community & arts organizations. These are subject to availability. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about booking, please contact us at [email protected]
 
Thank you for being a part of our community, we look forward to welcoming you in December!

Donations for   are coming in, thank you! More help is needed, if you haven’t already made a contribution, link is in ou...
11/28/2023

Donations for are coming in, thank you! More help is needed, if you haven’t already made a contribution, link is in our bio!

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11/28/2023
The Hull-House Museum will be closed from Thursday, 11/23 - Sunday, 11/26. We look forward to welcoming you again on Tue...
11/22/2023

The Hull-House Museum will be closed from Thursday, 11/23 - Sunday, 11/26. We look forward to welcoming you again on Tuesday, 11/28!

This   we are bringing you a very special peak behind the scenes! Last week, Hull-House staff invited Megan Creamer of M...
11/21/2023

This we are bringing you a very special peak behind the scenes! Last week, Hull-House staff invited Megan Creamer of Myriad Consulting & the Art Institute of Chicago and co-founder, Emily Winter, for a viewing of some never exhibited textiles in our permanent collection. They shared their vast knowledge of textile creation, care, and methods of display that we can’t wait to put into practice at the museum!
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We're open from Tuesdays to Fridays, 10:00 AM to 4:50 PM, and Sundays from 12:00 PM to 4:50 PM. 🗝️Visit us & join our pu...
11/15/2023

We're open from Tuesdays to Fridays, 10:00 AM to 4:50 PM, and Sundays from 12:00 PM to 4:50 PM. 🗝️

Visit us & join our public tours every Tuesday and Friday at 2:00 PM. RSVP through the link in our bio! 📣

Brandon Johnson () has declared this Fall   in Chicago, so we decided to delve into the archives of theater at Hull-Hous...
11/14/2023

Brandon Johnson () has declared this Fall in Chicago, so we decided to delve into the archives of theater at Hull-House!

Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr believed in the transformative power of theatre as a tool for community building, which is why theatre has been produced by Hull-House for its entire history: both in educational programs and professionally.

Take a look at these snapshots from Hull-House’s theatre history, and go see a play this Fall!



1- Actors in Greek costume performing on Hull-House Auditorium stage (c. 1900)
2- Performer from Hull-House Junior Theatre production of "Cinderella"
3- Fourteen actors on stage in a production at the Hull-House Auditorium, lined up for a curtain call, in front of a set designed as a living room. (c. 1920s-1950s)
4+5- Five actors with Hull-House Theatre conducting a reading in front of an audience (c. 1963)
6- Smart People by Lydia Diamond, now showing

All photographs from Hull-House Photograph Collection, University of Illinois Chicago. Library. Special Collections and University Archives Department (Richard J. Daley Library)

Did you know that Hull-House holds a collection of over 5000 objects and artworks? This week, our new team members were ...
11/08/2023

Did you know that Hull-House holds a collection of over 5000 objects and artworks? This week, our new team members were introduced to the collection for the first time: from Labor Museum textiles to Maxwell Street market signs, Topchevsky paintings to Jane Addams’ robe. Take a look at some new of our highlights! 🤩

Image 1 - May Day poster: Walter Crane poster
 
Image 2 - A 1952 signed charcoal drawing titled, "Faces of My People," by Margaret Burroughs.
 
Image 3 - A tile by Michael Gamboney

🕰️ Don't forget 🕰️ These three kiddos are here to remind you to set your clocks back an hour as Daylight Savings ends th...
11/04/2023

🕰️ Don't forget 🕰️
 
These three kiddos are here to remind you to set your clocks back an hour as Daylight Savings ends this weekend.

The grandfather clock from Jane Addams' childhood home is shown in this photo and is on view at the Hull-House Museum. We invite you to visit tomorrow to see it and check the time!

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Photo credit of original image: Hull-House Photograph Collection, University of Illinois Chicago. Library, Special Collections and University Archives Department (Richard J. Daley Library)

Just announced: We’re proud to be one of 50+ arts organizations taking part in the  initiative , a citywide collaboratio...
11/02/2023

Just announced: We’re proud to be one of 50+ arts organizations taking part in the initiative , a citywide collaboration and series of exhibitions and events that highlight the voices and stories that are a part of Chicago’s unique artistic heritage and creative communities. From painting and sculpture to printmaking and graphic design, Art Design Chicago showcases the richness and complexity of Chicago’s artistic production.

More to come on Hull-House Museum’s engagement in this special project!

Learn more at artdesignchicago.org

Following an exciting October at the museum, let's take a look at what's coming up in November! We are pleased to announ...
11/02/2023

Following an exciting October at the museum, let's take a look at what's coming up in November!
 
We are pleased to announce that we are offering an additional weekly public tour. Public tours are Tuesdays and Fridays at 2 P.M. Link to RSVP in our bio.
 
We also offer private guided tours for school groups, college students, and community & arts organizations. These are subject to availability. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about booking, please contact us at [email protected]
 
Thank you for being a part of our community, we look forward to welcoming you in November!

Happy Halloween! 👻 We love celebrating spooky season at Hull-House. Over the last few weeks our Ghost Tours and other Ha...
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween! 👻
We love celebrating spooky season at Hull-House. Over the last few weeks our Ghost Tours and other Halloween events (Family day w/ and Hull-House Lore w/ ) have seen over 500 people come through the museum!

[Image 1: Children’s Costume competition at a Hull-House Halloween party, 1939]

[Image 2: Hull-House nursery school practice teacher doing Halloween crafts with children, 1930s]

Photo credit: Hull-House Photograph Collection, University of Illinois Chicago. Library, Special Collections and University Archives Department (Richard J. Daley Library)

Halloween Family Day was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out, including our wonderful collaborators . We had a...
10/23/2023

Halloween Family Day was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out, including our wonderful collaborators . We had a wonderful time crafting, reading stories, and seeing everyone’s costumes!

What are you going to be for Halloween?

TONIGHT at 8:00 pm, WTTW is excited to premiere the next in its series of new CHICAGO STORIES documentaries: Jane Addams...
10/20/2023

TONIGHT at 8:00 pm, WTTW is excited to premiere the next in its series of new CHICAGO STORIES documentaries: Jane Addams: Together We Rise.

The companion website for Jane Addams: Together We Rise is live now! https://interactive.wttw.com/chicago-stories/jane-addams Check out a detailed overview of the story. You can stream the entire film there as well.

Be sure to watch on WTTW (ch. 11.1) and stream on the PBS app and at wttw.com/chicagostories. A new film will premiere each Friday through November 10.

We’re proud to announce that we’re participating as a site in this year’s Open House Chicago with !We’re one of more tha...
10/11/2023

We’re proud to announce that we’re participating as a site in this year’s Open House Chicago with !

We’re one of more than 170 architectural treasures welcoming visitors October 14–15 at this free annual architecture festival. We will be offering public tours at 2pm on both the 14th and the 15th.

Find out more about Open House Chicago at OpenHouseChicago.org!

Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry and author of "Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto" (Little Brown Spark, 2022) la...
10/05/2023

Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry and author of "Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto" (Little Brown Spark, 2022) launches the Jane Addams Bedroom Project at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum with a performative rest and a reading from her book. 17 September 2023. Photography by Victoria Sanders for The Nap Ministry.
Through the fall, UIC community members can sign up to nap in Jane Addams' Bedroom via the Hull-House website!

Photography by Victoria Sanders on Instagram.
The Nap Ministry on Instagram and all platforms.

Get ready for spooky season with Jane Addams Hull-House Museum! Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will be celebrating the Ha...
10/03/2023

Get ready for spooky season with Jane Addams Hull-House Museum! Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will be celebrating the Halloween season by offering special evening ghost tours, recommended for visitors ages 16 and up. Guests will be led through the house by a Museum Educator and will have the opportunity to learn all about Hull-House's haunted history. Tickets are $10 each and tour dates are as follows: 10/12, 10/13, 10/19, 10/20, and 10/27. Get your tickets below!

Get ready for spooky season with Jane Addams Hull-House Museum! This year, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will be celebrating the Halloween season by offering special evening ghost tours for visitors ages 16 and up. Guests will be led through the house by a Museum Educator and will have the opportu

Join us tomorrow, September 26th, at 6pm for a discussion between biographers Rachel Shteir and Jonathan Eig! Eig's biog...
09/25/2023

Join us tomorrow, September 26th, at 6pm for a discussion between biographers Rachel Shteir and Jonathan Eig! Eig's biography is the first biography of Martin Luther King Jr. to incorporate recently declassified FBI files, while Shteir's work is the first comprehensive biography about Betty Friedan in over twenty years. The esteemed Barbara Ransby will moderate this must-see discussion!

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