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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“A lot of this project with the houses was about making your individual unit, and then seeing the whole. Making your one...
02/09/2021

“A lot of this project with the houses was about making your individual unit, and then seeing the whole. Making your one part and then putting them all together to see all of us together and that’s community building. But that’s what was happening at the Hull-House. You know, people making a lot of individual parts for the benefit of the good.” - Nicole Marroquin

Artist and educator Nicole Marroquin on the "Future Homes" installation at Hull-House in 2019. The project was created in collaboration with students from Benito Juarez Community Academy who where thinking about community needs, immigrant rights, and gentrification in 2016 and 2017. Watch the entire interview in the link below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqr7IfqyAlY

“I think the most important thing is that people are just continuing to ask questions and explore what creativity means ...
02/08/2021
Participatory Arts : Crafting Social Change (Hull House)

“I think the most important thing is that people are just continuing to ask questions and explore what creativity means to them" —Regin Igloria of North Branch Projects

In 2018, we invited Chicago artist and bookbinder Regin Igloria to be a part of Hull-House's “Participatory Arts” exhibition, symposium and workshop series. Igloria conducts community bookbinding workshops in the city in hopes of using the art as a means of bringing people together: Check out this video to learn more about Igloria’s work and views on the impact of arts within communities!

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum director Jennifer Scott introduces the museum’s exhibition, Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change, and explains how bookbi...

Hull-House Settlement had a history of using arts programs to create opportunities for neighbors to connect with each ot...
02/06/2021
Art and democracy at Hull-House

Hull-House Settlement had a history of using arts programs to create opportunities for neighbors to connect with each other. These programs spanned many different areas of the arts, from painting to pottery, theatre to music. They allowed community members to express themselves, bridge cultural differences, improve their life circumstances, and make major changes in their respective fields. Watch this conversation about the role of arts and democracy at Hull-House.

Jane Addams and other social reformers at Hull-House Settlement used practical arts programs to build community and inspire civic engagement. Our Educators h...

"I think it anchors and connects people, and it's a soothing balm to the soul in times of uncertainty, to be able to con...
02/05/2021
Participatory Arts: Angela Oliver

"I think it anchors and connects people, and it's a soothing balm to the soul in times of uncertainty, to be able to connect through performance art."

How did improvisation transform from games and play with children to the comedy artform it is today? Watch Hull-House Summer of Theater collaborator Angela Oliver talk about improv as a tool for social change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXiKS89BbNU

On September 6, 2018—Jane Addams' 158th birthday—Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) launched a multi-disciplinary exhibition entitled Participatory Arts: ...

"I think people can gravitate towards visual art as a way to give voice to experiences that are silenced in order to mai...
02/04/2021
Participatory Arts: Leah Gipson

"I think people can gravitate towards visual art as a way to give voice to experiences that are silenced in order to maintain that cultural norm. Perhaps making art is a way of getting to speak." - Leah Gipson

This week we are reminded of the many artists that work for social change. In 2018 Hull-House's exhibition, symposium and workshop series "Participatory Arts", explored the origins of art therapy at Hull-House and the impact of Black radical art traditions with art therapist, artist and educator Leah Gipson. Click and subscribe to watch the full video.

On September 6, 2018—Jane Addams' 158th birthday—Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) launched a multi-disciplinary exhibition entitled "Participatory Arts:...

Dream with us! rebel artist and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Guillermo Gómez-Peña invited anyone to write an "open letter...
02/04/2021
Guillermo Gómez-Peña at Hull-House — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Dream with us! rebel artist and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Guillermo Gómez-Peña invited anyone to write an "open letter to the museum of the future." Watch his open letter and add your voice to Gómez-Peña's by emailing [email protected] or calling 773 823 9700. Learn more:

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...

02/04/2021
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WATCH LIVE NOW. MacArthur Foundation Fellow Guillermo Gómez-Peña is unplugged on Lumpen Radio and helping us re-imagine the museums of the future! Join us!

Presented as part of Toward Common Cause organized by the Smart Museum of Art

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For decades rebel artist and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Guillermo Gómez-Peña has re-written and re-staged "Western Art ...
02/03/2021

For decades rebel artist and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Guillermo Gómez-Peña has re-written and re-staged "Western Art history." Tonight at 6:30 PM (CST) join us for a performance keynote that challenges cultural institution to be more inclusive. Tune-in at twitch.tv/lumpenradio

Presented in partnership with Lumpen Radio, La Pocha Nostra as a part of "Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40" organized by the Smart Museum

Image: Gómez-Peña as “Unemployed Artist,” working the streets of downtown, Mexico City, 1995. Courtesy of the artist. Translation: “They threw me out of the Museum of Anthropology. I couldn’t find work in Hollywood. No one believes I’m a Zapatista. -Jeronimo from 18th St.”

Do you see yourself in Museums? Join Hull-House, La Pocha Nostra and partner Lumpen Radio for a performance keynote by M...
02/02/2021
GUILLERMO GÓMEZ-PEÑA: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Do you see yourself in Museums?

Join Hull-House, La Pocha Nostra and partner Lumpen Radio for a performance keynote by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Guillermo Gomez-Peña tomorrow night at 6:30pm CST that challenges contemporary art museum practices presented as a part of Toward Common Cause organized by Smart Museum of Art

(image: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, photo by Zen Cohen. Courtesy of the artist.)

This live radio keynote from Guillermo Gómez-Peña challenges contemporary art museum practices and calls for an open discussion regarding radical restructuring from within. The keynote is part of Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border , a year-long se

01/27/2021

Listen to this preview of the first broadcast of "Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border" from MacArthur Foundation fellow Guillermo Gomez-Peña presented by Hull-House and Lumpen Radio as part of Toward Common Cause. Tune-in tonight 6:30 (6:30) to listen.

Tune-in tonight at 6:30 PM (CST) to Lumpen Radio 105.5 FM WLPN-LP or via twitch.tv/lumpenradio for "Gómez-Peña’s Mex Fil...
01/27/2021

Tune-in tonight at 6:30 PM (CST) to Lumpen Radio 105.5 FM WLPN-LP or via twitch.tv/lumpenradio for "Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border." Listen to experimental radio from MacArthur Foundation Fellow Guillermo Gomez-Peña. Presented by Jane Addams Hull House Lumpen Radio Smart Museum of Art as part of Toward Common Cause

Last week Hull-House shared staff favorite books from the Museum's Children's Corner. This week, @Jane Addams Peace Asso...
01/22/2021
Jane Addams Peace Association | Children's Book Award

Last week Hull-House shared staff favorite books from the Museum's Children's Corner. This week, @Jane Addams Peace Association announced the winners of the 2021 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards.

The BIG winners are "We Are Water Protectors" by Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade and "A Wish in the Dark" by Christina Soontornvat. Click the link to learn more about these books and the other honored titles! We can't wait to read them with you!

The Jane Addams Peace Association helps kids understand peace and justice through books that innitiate dialogue and social action.

Beginning in 2009 the Girl/Friends program was started by A Long Walk Home. This leadership program empowers youth, girl...
01/16/2021
2015.10.17 #March4BlackGirls In Honor of Rekia Boyd with A Long Walk Home

Beginning in 2009 the Girl/Friends program was started by A Long Walk Home. This leadership program empowers youth, girls, and women of color to amplify their voices and become advocates for social change in their own communities throughout Chicago. Check out some of their work captured by Hull-House featured artist Sarah-Ji at the link below! Join us on Facebook and YouTube tomorrow Sunday, January 17, 2021, as we host a special virtual reading program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Hear stories read by our staff including "Let the Children March" by Monica Clark-Robinson. This story shows the direct impact Dr. King had on civil rights activists of all kinds! https://www.flickr.com/photos/sierraromeo/albums/72157658123461204

Explore this photo album by sarah-ji on Flickr!

Learn how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired civil rights activists of all ages in "Let the Children March" by Monica C...
01/16/2021

Learn how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired civil rights activists of all ages in "Let the Children March" by Monica Clark-Robinson. Winner of the 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor this story follows a young Black girl as she joins the 1963 Birmingham Children's Crusade after hearing Dr. King's call for peaceful protests. Join us on Facebook and YouTube on Sunday, January 17, 2021, as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! Hear stories read by our staff to inspire action and learning in children. https://monicaclark-robinson.com/2021/01/02/let-the-children-march/

In celebrating Martin Luthor King Jr. Day at the Hull-House, we would like to highlight great organizations throughout C...
01/15/2021
Brave Space Alliance

In celebrating Martin Luthor King Jr. Day at the Hull-House, we would like to highlight great organizations throughout Chicago doing critical work for our communities. Today we would like to put the spotlight on “Brave Space Alliance” which is the first Black-led and Trans-led LGBTQ+ center on the South Side of Chicago that provided necessary services such as mutual aid programs, food pantries, job services, support groups, and HIV testing! Click below to learn more. Join Hull-House Sunday Jan.17 at 12noon as we celebrate self-determination and expression with a virtual reading of “Julian is a Mermaid” by Jessica Love. https://www.bravespacealliance.org/

Brave Space Alliance aims to generate opportunities for ourselves, our families, our comrades, and our futures to engage in healing, community building, and the creation of kinship. We strive to educate, empower, and embolden each other through sharing skills, knowledge, and resources as we build to

Join us this Sunday January 17 at 12:00 CST as Hull-House staff have storytime virtually in honor of Martin Luther King ...
01/15/2021

Join us this Sunday January 17 at 12:00 CST as Hull-House staff have storytime virtually in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day! One of the books we will be reading is “Julian is a Mermaid” by Jessica Love which details Julian and his grandmother’s journey into becoming mermaids! Join us on Sunday or stream whenever is most convenient with our recording! Learn more about the book here: https://jesslove.format.com/julian-is-a-mermaid

According to the UNHCR, there are almost 80 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, 26 million of whom are refugees...
01/14/2021

According to the UNHCR, there are almost 80 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, 26 million of whom are refugees. 13 million of those refugees are under the age of 18. The suffering and trials they experience are harrowing, and are captured vividly within Francesca Sanna’s children’s book, “The Journey”. The story follows a family fleeing the horrors of war in their home country. Sanna powerfully portrays the family’s pain and fear, as well as the dangers of border walls and sea crossings, during their long passage to what they hope will be safety and peace. Join the Hull-House Educators on Sunday, January 17th from 12PM-1PM as we present this and other children’s books that touch on social justice issues in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Hull-House Staff will be presenting the children’s book “The Journey” by Fr...
01/14/2021
GirlForward

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Hull-House Staff will be presenting the children’s book “The Journey” by Francesca Sanna, which tackles the hardships faced by refugees as they flee their home countries. However, once these refugees are granted asylum, settling in their new home is often a hardship all its own. The Chicago-based organization Girlforward is dedicated to helping girls who identify as refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers thrive and succeed. Girlforward provides programs for mentorship in many important areas, including self-growth, education, English skills, and day-to-day life. Learn more at their website and join us on Sunday, January 17th from 12PM-1PM to see our presentation of “The Journey” as well as other children’s books themed around issues of social justice.
https://www.girlforward.org/,

GirlForward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution.

This week, leading up to Martin Luther King Day, we are highlighting organization related to Jane Addams Hull-House Muse...
01/13/2021
Fresh Moves Mobile Market

This week, leading up to Martin Luther King Day, we are highlighting organization related to Jane Addams Hull-House Museum staff's favorite social justice children's books from our gift shop. Today we are highlighting @Fresh Moves Mobile Market. The beacon of this program is a bus that has been transformed into a fresh produce grocery store also known as “produce aisle on wheels”. Fresh Moves Mobile Market is the product of Urban Growers Collective (UGC) to provide fresh produce in areas with little to no access to it in those communities. The Fresh Moves bus goes to where there is low food access, food desert areas and areas with low amounts of access to public transportation. To see their schedule on when and where they will be located next, the link to their website is below.

https://urbangrowerscollective.org/fresh-moves-mobile-market/

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Join Jane Addams Hull-House for a reading of "Last Stop on Market Street" in Spanish on YouTube and Facebook at 12:00 PM...
01/13/2021

Join Jane Addams Hull-House for a reading of "Last Stop on Market Street" in Spanish on YouTube and Facebook at 12:00 PM Sunday January 17. The story is about Jackson and his grandmother Nana taking the bus every Sunday after church. Jackson and his grandmother take the bus all the way to the last stop, Market Street. Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal and 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book.

Juntase con Jane Addams Hull-House en leyendo, "Última Parada de la Calle Market" en español, un cuento de Jackson y su abuela Nana tomando el autobus todos los domingos después de la iglesia. Los dos toman el autobus hasta la ultima parada en la calle Market. Ganador del 2016 Newbery Medal y el 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book. Video en línea en YouTube Domingo el 17 de Enero.
https://mattdelapena.com/books/last-stop-on-market-street/

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will be recording a special reading of Innosanto Nagara, author's "A is for Activist" on S...
01/12/2021
A is for Activist – Innosanto Nagara

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will be recording a special reading of Innosanto Nagara, author's "A is for Activist" on Sunday, January 17 as we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Join us right here on our page as we read the ABC's of social justice!

A is for Activist A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists bel...

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is thrilled to be working with rebel artist and "genius " grantee Guillermo Gómez-Peña and...
01/11/2021
Guillermo Gómez-Peña at Hull-House — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is thrilled to be working with rebel artist and "genius " grantee Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha Nostra throughout 2021 in partnership with Lumpen Radio. Hull-House 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 featuring twenty-eight MacArthur Fellows, commonly called the "genius" grant. Click and learn how to tune into Gómez-Peña throughout 2021. Uic Cada University of Illinois Chicago https://www.hullhousemuseum.org/guillermo-gomez-pena-at-hull-house

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) 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 twe...

Last Year Hull-House kicked-off our virtual program with a partnership with Fielding Graduate University. Authors, Histo...
01/08/2021
Jane Addams’ Leadership and the Crises of Our Time: Racial Unrest, Pandemic, and War — Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Last Year Hull-House kicked-off our virtual program with a partnership with Fielding Graduate University. Authors, Historian and former JAHHM Director Jennifer Scott gathered to discuss the remarkable parallels between Jane Addams’ work at Hull- House Settlement and the challenges faced today. Have a watch!

There are remarkable parallels between Jane Addams’ work at Hull- House Settlement and the challenges faced today. This event, organized by the Fielding Graduate University Alumni Association, gathers Jane Addams and Hull-House Settlement scholars and Fielding Graduate University faculty for a dis...

Our final newsletter of 2020 looks back on an unprecedented year. Through new virtual events, JAHHM connected human, vot...
12/22/2020
Looking Back. Looking Forward.

Our final newsletter of 2020 looks back on an unprecedented year. Through new virtual events, JAHHM connected human, voting, immigrant, and women's rights issues of the past to today's demands for racial, economic and social justice. Click the link to watch a year of public programs on our new YouTube Channel, or get ready for 2021 by signing-up for an Educator-led virtual tour for your organization or classroom: http://createsend.com/t/i-45FB6BFB7A8B01512540EF23F30FEDED University of Illinois Chicago Uic Cada

Our ability to create and maintain community was tested throughout 2020. Remote work, social distancing, and working through a global pandemic transformed how we continue to support each other and connect. Throughout these challenges, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum was able to reach our audience in...

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