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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Many of Hull-House's Residents came from families of prominent reformers, activists, and artists. One such family was th...
10/29/2020
Treasures from the Vault: Norah Hamilton

Many of Hull-House's Residents came from families of prominent reformers, activists, and artists. One such family was that of toxicologist Alice Hamilton, often called the Mother of Occupational Medicine, whose siblings were all involved in education and the arts. One of her sisters, Norah Hamilton, was also a Resident at Hull-House, working first as an art teacher and eventually as the Director of the Children’s Art Program. While not as widely discussed as Alice, Norah had an illustrious and celebrated career in the arts in Chicago. Read more about her in this article by Sachi Yanari-Rizzo, curator at the Fort Wayne Museum of the Arts. Join Hull-House for Art and Democracy at Hull-House on Nov. 1 at 12 pm (CDT) to learn more about the intersection of Hull-House's arts programs and civic engagement!

William Merritt Chase. Robert Henri. James Abbott McNeill Whistler. What do they all have in common? Norah Hamilton studied art under them all! Learn more about this indomitable woman in this ̶…

10/26/2020
The History of Art & Feminism: Where the Future Came From

What are the values of a feminist arts organization? What examples in history can we draw on? Hear from Meg Duguid and collaborators and contributors to the new book "Where The Future Came From," a collective research project examining feminism in Chicago arts institutions and collectives. Subscribe to Hull-House's YouTube Channel to see weekly videos about the fight for voting rights, suffrage, black women's leadership and activism and much more. Soberscove Press University of Illinois at Chicago - Museum and Exhibition Studies

Join Meg Duguid, editor of the new volume, "Where the Future Came From" (Soberscove Press/ June 2020) along with book contributors as they explore the collab...

What are the responsibilities of citizenship? In 2016, Hull-House presented "U.S. Citizenship Test Samplers" a social se...
10/26/2020

What are the responsibilities of citizenship? In 2016, Hull-House presented "U.S. Citizenship Test Samplers" a social sewing project by Aram Han Sifuentes that brought together people preparing for the U.S. citizenship test. Participants shared their stories preparing for the test and sewed elaborate "sampler" with the questions and answers to the citizenship test. Learn more about how Aram Han Sifuentes' fabric and textile art practice creates inclusive spaces that expand citizenship at this upcoming artists talk. FREE RSVP: https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/10/27/contemporary-voices-aram-han-sifuentes

In one week, we are discussing art and democracy and Hull-House! Flex those civic engagement muscles as we vote on which...
10/25/2020
Art & Democracy at Hull-House — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

In one week, we are discussing art and democracy and Hull-House! Flex those civic engagement muscles as we vote on which Hull-House arts programs you want to hear about! RSVP in the link below!
FREE RSVP: https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/10/12/art-amp-democracy-at-hull-house

Hull-House prepares for the 2020 elections with a discussion on arts & democracy! Join our Education Team and help direct the conversation as you vote for the next topic live! Learn more about the art programs and how Hull-House believed that the arts were a way to promote and enhance democr

In January 2017, Hull-House hosted "Protest Banner Lending Library and Workshop" with Aram Han Sifuentes. Over 200 peopl...
10/23/2020

In January 2017, Hull-House hosted "Protest Banner Lending Library and Workshop" with Aram Han Sifuentes. Over 200 people came to make banners and prepare for some of the largest public protest in the Nations history. In this upcoming artist talk, hosted by George Washington University Textile Museum, hear how Han Sifuentes' uses fiber and textile arts to interrogate civic engagement.

FREE RSVP: https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/10/27/contemporary-voices-aram-han-sifuentes

November is an important month for Americans, so kick it off the right way by joining our Educators for a virtual Family...
10/23/2020
Art & Democracy at Hull-House — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

November is an important month for Americans, so kick it off the right way by joining our Educators for a virtual Family Day event all about democracy, voting, and civic engagement!

The arts have always been a vital way of connecting individual expression with community and political involvement, and Hull-House was no stranger to this. Come and cast your vote to choose which directions our program takes us as we explore those connections!

https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/10/12/art-amp-democracy-at-hull-house

Hull-House prepares for the 2020 elections with a discussion on arts & democracy! Join our Education Team and help direct the conversation as you vote for the next topic live! Learn more about the art programs and how Hull-House believed that the arts were a way to promote and enhance democr

"How do we create new narratives to better address the actual narrative of women's roles in the artist-run, and how do w...
10/21/2020
The History of Art & Feminism: Where the Future Came From — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

"How do we create new narratives to better address the actual narrative of women's roles in the artist-run, and how do we ensure that the work of women and women of color is not left our of institutional narratives?" - Meg Duguid, editor "Where the Future Came From" published by Soberscove Press
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Join Meg Duguid , editor of the new volume, Where the Future Came From (Soberscove Press/ June 2020) along with book contributors as they explore the collaborative, participatory and activist history of feminist artist-run projects in Chicago. A part of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s serie

Four years ago Hull-House collaborated with Aram Han Sifuentes  to launch "Official Unofficial Voting Stations" and "Pro...
10/20/2020
Contemporary Voices: Aram Han Sifuentes | The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum | The George Washington University

Four years ago Hull-House collaborated with Aram Han Sifuentes to launch "Official Unofficial Voting Stations" and "Protest Banner Lending Library" projects that re-invigorate civic engagement. Learn more about both projects at this upcoming artist talk with The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum (Image of Aram Han Sifuentes by Virginia Harold)

Photo by Virginia Harold   Employing art as social practice, Aram Han Sifuentes confronts social and racial injustices created by and through institutions and governments. In this virtual presentation, Han Sifuentes will guide us through her practice and the ways she employs fiber and performance t...

10/19/2020

Hull-House Settlement is at the center of urban legends and supernatural stories. While spooky and fun, these stories stem from important conversations about beliefs, fears, and socail moores of the period and Hull-House neighborhood. In this video, Hull-House educators discuss two of the most popular figures in these stories – the infamous Devil Baby and the Lady in White. We share the paranormal tales, their origins, and the neighborhood's reactions during the progressive era. Museum staff share their own encounters with ghost while working at the Museum.

"Because when I actually think about it in my natural habitat, it's women and kids who are doing this work of building t...
10/19/2020
The History of Art & Feminism: Where the Future Came From — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

"Because when I actually think about it in my natural habitat, it's women and kids who are doing this work of building the future." — Nicole Marroquin

Join Hull-House and the editor and contributors to "Where the Future Came From" for a discussion about feminism and its profound impact on Chicago's arts communities. Soberscove Press Columbia College Chicago

Join Meg Duguid , editor of the new volume, Where the Future Came From (Soberscove Press/ June 2020) along with book contributors as they explore the collaborative, participatory and activist history of feminist artist-run projects in Chicago. A part of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s serie

What does it look like to have an effort that is not necessarily explicitly stated as feminist but is led by women? — Te...
10/18/2020
The History of Art & Feminism: Where the Future Came From — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

What does it look like to have an effort that is not necessarily explicitly stated as feminist but is led by women? — Tempestt Hazel, "Where the Future Came From"

Hear from contributors of the collective research project "Where the Future Came From" that tracks women-led and feminism arts organization in Chicago from 1880 to the present. FREE RSVP!

Join Meg Duguid , editor of the new volume, Where the Future Came From (Soberscove Press/ June 2020) along with book contributors as they explore the collaborative, participatory and activist history of feminist artist-run projects in Chicago. A part of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s serie

“During the weeks that the Devil Baby drew multitudes of visitors to Hull-House, my mind was opened to the fact that new...
10/15/2020

“During the weeks that the Devil Baby drew multitudes of visitors to Hull-House, my mind was opened to the fact that new knowledge derived from concrete experience is continually being made available for the guidance of human life,” Jane Addams told The Atlantic in 1916. Find out what else she said about the infamous ‘Devil Baby’ at our October Virtual Family Day this Sunday Oct. 18 at 12noon (CDT).

Hull-House history is feminism in action. Join Hull-House and editor Meg Duguid of "Where the Future Came From" with con...
10/14/2020
The History of Art & Feminism: Where the Future Came From — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Hull-House history is feminism in action. Join Hull-House and editor Meg Duguid of "Where the Future Came From" with contributing writers Jennifer Scott, Nicole Marroquin, Tempestt Hazell, and Melissa Potter to discuss feminist arts collectives in Chicago. FREE with RSVP: https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/programs-and-events-at-hullhouse/2020/10/22/meg-duguid-where-the-future-came-from

Join Meg Duguid , editor of the new volume, Where the Future Came From (Soberscove Press/ June 2020) along with book contributors as they explore the collaborative, participatory and activist history of feminist artist-run projects in Chicago. A part of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s serie

Hull-House is known to be one of the most famous settlement houses in the world. It is also said to be one of the most h...
10/13/2020
The Haunting of Hull-House — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Hull-House is known to be one of the most famous settlement houses in the world. It is also said to be one of the most haunted houses in the city of Chicago. Tune in and find out how these two vastly different reputations walk side-by-side one another at our Virtual October Family Day on Sunday, October 18, 12pm (CDT). FREE to RSVP!

Get ready for spooky season with Jane Addams Hull-House Museum! 🎃 Since its inception, the Hull-House Settlement was at the center of urban legends and supernatural stories, as Chicago’s neighborhoods kept alive whispers about its supposed unearthly inhabitants. Educators will share the paranor...

10/13/2020
Part 1: Who Fights for Our Schools? Organizing for Racial Equality on the West Side (Hull House)

Who is working to transform education in Chicago? How do we address economic and racial inequality to provide an equitable education for everyone? Since this conversation in 2017 a global pandemic has exacerbated inequalities in Chicago. The people on this panel are still making change! On Hull-House's newly launched Youtube channel hear from Elizabeth Todd-Breland, Fatima Johnson-Cooke, Dr. Gabriel Cortez and Carolina Gaete-Tapia of Northeastern Illinois University, and Tammie Vinson about how to fight for equitable schools. Subscribe to the channel to watch Part 2 and 3. WD Floyd 360 Nation Org Paola D. Aguirre

As part of Making the West Side initiative, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum produced a panel discussion about political organizing around Chicago school closur...

We are partnering with UIC Disability Cultural Center to host a panel discussion facilitated by Queer and Trans activist...
10/12/2020
Dialogue: Disability and Access in Movement Building — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

We are partnering with UIC Disability Cultural Center to host a panel discussion facilitated by Queer and Trans activists and artists of color with disabilities. The panelists share honest takes on their real-life experiences in navigating organizing spaces in relation to disability and access. This program continues Hull-House Museum's celebration of the activism of women and people of color in Chicago on display in the Museum's virtual exhibition "True Peace: The Presence of Justice." University of Illinois Chicago UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

Dialogue: Disability and Access in Movement Building is a panel discussion facilitated by Queer and Trans activists and artists of color with disabilities. The panelists share honest takes on their real-life experiences in navigating organizing spaces in relation to disability and access, as well as

10/11/2020
Memo to the Mayor from the West Side (Hull House)

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is raising up demands for justice led by the voices of women and girls of color! During Chicago's mayoral election in 2018, Hull-House gathered BBF Family Services, Angela Oliver, Aretha Amelia Sills , and Skill Scout to produce a Memo to the Mayor from the West Side. Listen up! The Chicago Community Trust #internationaldayofthegirl

On May 14, 2019, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum gathered community partners to craft a Memo to the Mayor from the West Side, prompted by the Chicago Community...

"What after all, has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic...
10/09/2020

"What after all, has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities, and courage to advocate them?" -Jane Addams, Peace and Bread in Time of War (1922)

Congratulations to the World Food Programme on winning the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize! Their work preventing hunger in conflict zones and food insecurity is critical as a human rights issue. We are reminded of our own Jane Addams, the first American Woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, who's tireless anti-war activism included demands to feed women and children. #nobelpeaceprize #peaceprice

Join Hull-House Sunday, October 18th at 12 PM for a Spooky Family Day! Educators will share infamous ghost stories about...
10/09/2020
The Haunting of Hull-House — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Join Hull-House Sunday, October 18th at 12 PM for a Spooky Family Day! Educators will share infamous ghost stories about Hull-House! Do you have any ghost stories to share?

Get ready for spooky season with Jane Addams Hull-House Museum! 🎃 Since its inception, the Hull-House Settlement was at the center of urban legends and supernatural stories, as Chicago’s neighborhoods kept alive whispers about its supposed unearthly inhabitants. Educators will share the paranor...

Calling all creatives! Join Chicago theatre artists from across the city in FREE virtual workshops inspired by Hull-Hous...
10/09/2020
Ensemble-Made Chicago Virtual Workshop Series

Calling all creatives! Join Chicago theatre artists from across the city in FREE virtual workshops inspired by Hull-House's theater legacy! The workshops are a companion to the new book "Ensemble-Made Chicago: A Guide to Devised Theater" by authors Chloe Johnston of Neo-Futurists and Coya Paz Brownrigg of Free Street Theater. Apply this week at: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/ensemble_made0.html
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10/07/2020
Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers & Won the Vote with author Martha Jones

Watching the #VicePresidentialDebate tonight? Wondering whose shoulders Kamala Harris is standing on? Watch author Martha Jones discuss her new book "Vanguard" with historian Leslie Harris of Northwestern University for more perspective on the legacy of Black women's impact on American democracy. Subscribe to Hull-House YouTube Channel for new videos weekly this fall. Frances Willard House Museum and WCTU Archives #suffragecentennial #votesforwomen

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum was joined in conversation with Martha S. Jones author of "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote and Insisted ...

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