Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Jane Addams was America's first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. Today, the museum stands as a dynamic memorial to Addams, the Hull-House residents, and their immigrant neighbors.

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We are reopening on September 9th! The museum will require online reservation with a maximum of 20 visitors inside at an...
09/08/2021
Reserve your visit — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

We are reopening on September 9th! The museum will require online reservation with a maximum of 20 visitors inside at any given time. We will be following social distancing protocols and require masks during your entire visit. We hope to see you back soon!

Our Museum staff is excited to welcome guests to register for limited capacity self-guided visits to the Museum. Guests are required to reserve their desired number of tickets (not to exceed 5 per party) for their 1-hour time slot in advance of their visit using the Eventbrite link at the bottom of....

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will be open to the public starting September 9th at 9:10am! Join us for a day of celebrat...
09/07/2021
Gómez-Peña's Casa Museo: A Living Museum and Archive — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will be open to the public starting September 9th at 9:10am! Join us for a day of celebration as we commemorate our re-opening, celebrate Jane Addams' 161st birthday, and host the opening of a new exhibition. Hull-House is thrilled to be working with internationally renowned conceptual-performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña and his performance troupe La Pocha Nostra for our new exhibition, "Gómez-Peña’s Casa Museo: A Living Museum and Archive". The exhibition layers one house museum on top of Gómez-Peña's own transborder homes in San Francisco and Mexico City, highlighting the many affinities between the ideologies pursued by Gómez-Peña, Addams, and Hull House. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is one of the partner institutions participating in "Toward a Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40", a multi-venue exhibition and program series organized by the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago featuring twenty-eight MacArthur "Genius" Fellows, happening throughout 2021. Learn more at our website and reserve your FREE tickets now! https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/guillermo-gomez-pena-at-hull-house

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Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is working with internationally renowned artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña as one of the partner institutions participating in Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40, a multi-venue exhibition and program series featuring twenty-eigh...

Today is Jane Addams’ 161st birthday! Addams was born on September 6th, 1860 in the town of Cedarville, IL. Her family w...
09/06/2021

Today is Jane Addams’ 161st birthday! Addams was born on September 6th, 1860 in the town of Cedarville, IL. Her family was actively involved in social causes like the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage, inspiring her from a very young age to strive to make change for the better. Over the course of her life, she sought to improve the living conditions and circumstances of people all over the world, pushing for change in areas as diverse as suffrage, sanitation reform, public health, peace activism, labor rights, and access to the arts. The work done by Addams and the Residents of the Hull-House Settlement laid many of the foundations for modern social change and reform. We welcome you to celebrate her birthday with us at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum as we re-open to the public on Sept. 9th. Head over to https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/reserve to read up on our Covid-19 safety policies and make a free reservation today!

Today is Jane Addams’ 161st birthday! Addams was born on September 6th, 1860 in the town of Cedarville, IL. Her family was actively involved in social causes like the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage, inspiring her from a very young age to strive to make change for the better. Over the course of her life, she sought to improve the living conditions and circumstances of people all over the world, pushing for change in areas as diverse as suffrage, sanitation reform, public health, peace activism, labor rights, and access to the arts. The work done by Addams and the Residents of the Hull-House Settlement laid many of the foundations for modern social change and reform. We welcome you to celebrate her birthday with us at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum as we re-open to the public on Sept. 9th. Head over to https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/reserve to read up on our Covid-19 safety policies and make a free reservation today!

Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois Chicago reopens this fall with "Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi ...
09/02/2021

Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois Chicago reopens this fall with "Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art", a nationally traveling exhibition of works by Black artists. Including the work of 50 artists in two successive generations of Black artists, "Young, Gifted and Black" is a timely exhibition of the lines of lineage and association in contemporary Black artists’ explorations of social relations, sexuality, gender, identity, abstraction and much more. The exhibition captures what it means to be young, gifted and Black in contemporary art. At a moment when the country is wrestling anew with race and racism, and debates about equality and inclusion in the art world have taken on greater urgency, "Young, Gifted and Black" assesses how these artists are shaping the way we think about identity, art and art history.

Gallery 400, a not-for-profit arts space at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), supports contemporary art, architecture, and design through exhibitions, lectures, publications, and programs that prioritize interpretative reflection and critical inquiry. "Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art" runs at the gallery from Thursday, September 2 to December 11, 2021.

Image credit: D'Angelo Lovell Williams, The Lovers, 2017.

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Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois Chicago reopens this fall with "Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art", a nationally traveling exhibition of works by Black artists. Including the work of 50 artists in two successive generations of Black artists, "Young, Gifted and Black" is a timely exhibition of the lines of lineage and association in contemporary Black artists’ explorations of social relations, sexuality, gender, identity, abstraction and much more. The exhibition captures what it means to be young, gifted and Black in contemporary art. At a moment when the country is wrestling anew with race and racism, and debates about equality and inclusion in the art world have taken on greater urgency, "Young, Gifted and Black" assesses how these artists are shaping the way we think about identity, art and art history.

Gallery 400, a not-for-profit arts space at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), supports contemporary art, architecture, and design through exhibitions, lectures, publications, and programs that prioritize interpretative reflection and critical inquiry. "Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art" runs at the gallery from Thursday, September 2 to December 11, 2021.

Image credit: D'Angelo Lovell Williams, The Lovers, 2017.

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Congratulations to UIC alumnae and Hull-House artist Maria Gaspar in being named one of the 2021 USA Fellows! In 2015 Ma...
08/24/2021

Congratulations to UIC alumnae and Hull-House artist Maria Gaspar in being named one of the 2021 USA Fellows! In 2015 Maria Gaspar created an exhibition titled “Into Body Into Wall” in collaboration with the 96 Acres Project and Jane Addams Hull-House. The exhibition featured an interactive curtain replica of the Cook County Jail that challenged visitors to look at architectures of power and incarceration. “Into Body Into Wall” was not only installation but a series of workshops and trainings created and led by Maria Gaspar, 96 Acres, and Hull-House. More information on 96 acres, “Into Body Into Wall”, and Maria Gaspar can be found in the links below.

https://mariagaspar.com/96-acres-project
https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/intobody

Congratulations to UIC alumnae and Hull-House artist Maria Gaspar in being named one of the 2021 USA Fellows! In 2015 Maria Gaspar created an exhibition titled “Into Body Into Wall” in collaboration with the 96 Acres Project and Jane Addams Hull-House. The exhibition featured an interactive curtain replica of the Cook County Jail that challenged visitors to look at architectures of power and incarceration. “Into Body Into Wall” was not only installation but a series of workshops and trainings created and led by Maria Gaspar, 96 Acres, and Hull-House. More information on 96 acres, “Into Body Into Wall”, and Maria Gaspar can be found in the links below.

https://mariagaspar.com/96-acres-project
https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/intobody

The Hull-House Settlement has a rich history within the Chicago theater scene. Members of the Hull-House Players were am...
08/15/2021

The Hull-House Settlement has a rich history within the Chicago theater scene. Members of the Hull-House Players were amateur actors from Chicago's Near West Side and produced hundreds of performances in the 300-seat theater at Hull-House, tackling some of the most robust social material of the time. The settlement housed various drama clubs, whose productions engaged in every aspect of Hull-House's artistic activities. Hull-House is also where many theater greats got their start, including educator and play advocate Neva Boyd and improvisational theater creator Viola Spolin, and the work done there influenced the beginning of Chicago theater hubs like The Second City. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has joined museums from around Chicago in offering a Summer Teacher Institute, organized by the Smart Museum of Art. Classroom teachers, art educators, and teaching artists can join us for our presentation about Hull-House's theater history, impact on modern theater, and improvisational games for students during our portion of the institute on August 17th. Reservations for this event are sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist at https://bit.ly/3yrslo5!

Learn more about our involvement in the Toward Common Cause exhibition here! https://towardcommoncause.org/partners/jane-addams-hull-house-museum/

Smart Museum of Art Toward Common Cause Guillermo Gomez-Peña La Pocha Nostra

The Hull-House Settlement has a rich history within the Chicago theater scene. Members of the Hull-House Players were amateur actors from Chicago's Near West Side and produced hundreds of performances in the 300-seat theater at Hull-House, tackling some of the most robust social material of the time. The settlement housed various drama clubs, whose productions engaged in every aspect of Hull-House's artistic activities. Hull-House is also where many theater greats got their start, including educator and play advocate Neva Boyd and improvisational theater creator Viola Spolin, and the work done there influenced the beginning of Chicago theater hubs like The Second City. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has joined museums from around Chicago in offering a Summer Teacher Institute, organized by the Smart Museum of Art. Classroom teachers, art educators, and teaching artists can join us for our presentation about Hull-House's theater history, impact on modern theater, and improvisational games for students during our portion of the institute on August 17th. Reservations for this event are sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist at https://bit.ly/3yrslo5!

Learn more about our involvement in the Toward Common Cause exhibition here! https://towardcommoncause.org/partners/jane-addams-hull-house-museum/

Smart Museum of Art Toward Common Cause Guillermo Gomez-Peña La Pocha Nostra

Historically, the arts can provide a powerful means of raising awareness and sharing information. The Hull-House Settlem...
08/14/2021

Historically, the arts can provide a powerful means of raising awareness and sharing information. The Hull-House Settlement’s work was deeply rooted in creating social change and pushing for reform and public health initiatives. Through arts programs, plays, talks, essays, and articles, they sought to educate the public and discuss issues the community around them was facing. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has joined museums from around Chicago in offering a Summer Teacher Institute, organized by the Smart Museum of Art. Classroom teachers, art educators, and teaching artists can join us for our presentation about Hull-House's public health efforts by Hull-House reformers like Florence Kelley (pictured above) and Rachelle Yarros and communication through the arts during our portion of the institute on August 17th. Reservations for this event are sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist at https://bit.ly/3yrslo5!

Learn more about our involvement in the Toward Common Cause exhibition here! https://towardcommoncause.org/partners/jane-addams-hull-house-museum/

Smart Museum of Art Toward Common Cause Guillermo Gomez-Peña La Pocha Nostra

Historically, the arts can provide a powerful means of raising awareness and sharing information. The Hull-House Settlement’s work was deeply rooted in creating social change and pushing for reform and public health initiatives. Through arts programs, plays, talks, essays, and articles, they sought to educate the public and discuss issues the community around them was facing. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has joined museums from around Chicago in offering a Summer Teacher Institute, organized by the Smart Museum of Art. Classroom teachers, art educators, and teaching artists can join us for our presentation about Hull-House's public health efforts by Hull-House reformers like Florence Kelley (pictured above) and Rachelle Yarros and communication through the arts during our portion of the institute on August 17th. Reservations for this event are sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist at https://bit.ly/3yrslo5!

Learn more about our involvement in the Toward Common Cause exhibition here! https://towardcommoncause.org/partners/jane-addams-hull-house-museum/

Smart Museum of Art Toward Common Cause Guillermo Gomez-Peña La Pocha Nostra

Through the 1910s and ‘20s, there was a large influx of Mexican immigrants into the United States in the wake of the Mex...
08/12/2021

Through the 1910s and ‘20s, there was a large influx of Mexican immigrants into the United States in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Many settled in and around the 19th Ward and created a large community in the neighborhood surrounding Hull-House. In response, the settlement house created programs to suit their needs. One of the most prominent of these programs was the Hull-House Kilns. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has joined museums from around Chicago in offering a Summer Teacher Institute, organized by the Smart Museum of Art. Classroom teachers, art educators, and teaching artists can join us for our presentation about the Hull-House Kilns and the experience of the 19th Ward’s Mexican-American community during our portion of the institute on August 17th. Reservations for this event are sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist at https://bit.ly/3yrslo5!

Learn more about our involvement in the Toward Common Cause exhibition here! https://towardcommoncause.org/partners/jane-addams-hull-house-museum/
Smart Museum of Art Toward Common Cause Guillermo Gomez-Peña La Pocha Nostra

Through the 1910s and ‘20s, there was a large influx of Mexican immigrants into the United States in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Many settled in and around the 19th Ward and created a large community in the neighborhood surrounding Hull-House. In response, the settlement house created programs to suit their needs. One of the most prominent of these programs was the Hull-House Kilns. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has joined museums from around Chicago in offering a Summer Teacher Institute, organized by the Smart Museum of Art. Classroom teachers, art educators, and teaching artists can join us for our presentation about the Hull-House Kilns and the experience of the 19th Ward’s Mexican-American community during our portion of the institute on August 17th. Reservations for this event are sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist at https://bit.ly/3yrslo5!

Learn more about our involvement in the Toward Common Cause exhibition here! https://towardcommoncause.org/partners/jane-addams-hull-house-museum/
Smart Museum of Art Toward Common Cause Guillermo Gomez-Peña La Pocha Nostra

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has joined museum...
08/10/2021
Summer Teacher Institute: Toward Common Cause

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum has joined museums from around Chicago in offering a Summer Teacher Institute, organized by the Smart Museum of Art. The institute allows participants—classroom teachers, teaching artists, and cultural educators—to engage deeply with the work of MacArthur Fellows and reflect upon some of the most important issues and questions of our time while developing lesson plans for the 2021–2022 school year. Inspired by the work of performance and visual artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, JAHHM will be presenting activities and lesson plans on both the Mexican-American experience at Hull-House, Hull-House's history of public communication and community health, and the settlement’s influence on Chicago theater. Reservations for this event are sold out, but you can sign up for the waitlist at https://bit.ly/3yrslo5

Learn more about our involvement in the Toward Common Cause exhibition here! https://towardcommoncause.org/partners/jane-addams-hull-house-museum/

Smart Museum of Art Toward Common Cause Guillermo Gomez-Peña La Pocha Nostra

A weeklong exchange between teachers, educators at Chicago museums, and artists at the center of the exhibition Toward Common Cause.

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