Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice

Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice Dedicated to exhibiting the artwork of youth alongside working artists in order to promote social change.
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08/26/2020
Marley Dias

Marley Dias

#BookMarksNetflix Trailer

Introducing Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices📚❤️
Each episode features a children’s book about a Black experience written by a Black author and read aloud by a Black celebrity. Storytime is here September 1

It isn't yet clear when we will be back in school buildings, but when our students walk in for the first time, I want th...
07/23/2020
Art Installations in Our Schools organized by Joslyn Villalpando

It isn't yet clear when we will be back in school buildings, but when our students walk in for the first time, I want them to LOVE their school environment even more. We believe student-created work should always be on display so installing these Activist portraits, along with the bios of each person, will be a beautiful, meaningful permanent fixture at schools.

One of KIPP Chicago's Whole Child Initiative priorities is to create school enviro… Joslyn Villalpando needs your support for Art Installations in Our Schools

Help us install artwork from past shows in schools where 3000+ students will be able to see the work they made
07/08/2020
Art Installations in Our Schools organized by Joslyn Villalpando

Help us install artwork from past shows in schools where 3000+ students will be able to see the work they made

One of KIPP Chicago's Whole Child Initiative priorities is to create school enviro… Joslyn Villalpando needs your support for Art Installations in Our Schools

Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice's cover photo
07/07/2020

Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice's cover photo

Google for Education
07/07/2020

Google for Education

Our partners at The Conscious Kid created a list of teacher materials & evaluation criteria to affirm and reflect students’ identities and to help facilitate important conversations about belonging, discrimination and equity. Bookmark it today: g.co/inclusivereads

Teaching Tolerance
07/07/2020
Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance

"For half a century, Mary McLeod Bethune led a vanguard of Black American women who pointed the nation toward its best ideals."

LIVE read aloud today!
06/23/2020

LIVE read aloud today!

See you at 1:15pm for a LIVE read aloud.

06/22/2020
NBC News

We love seeing young people fight for justice ❤️👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿

GLOBAL HANGOUT: America's history of slavery and racial inequality have been thrown into sharp focus recently, but last week's Juneteenth celebrations were a reminder that change is possible. In a special edition of Global Hangout, we hear from Black children and teens about how they're making sense of what's happening around them, and what changes they'd like to see in the world.

OUR GUESTS:
Jabari Pryor, 9
Nashville, Tennessee

Mari Copeny, 12
Flint, Michigan

Marley Dias, 15
West Orange, New Jersey

M Jamesly Saint-Louis 18
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Looking for Diverse Books for Kids and Teens? Teen Author Behind #1000BlackGirlBooks's Marley Dias Shares Her Picks
06/22/2020
Looking for Diverse Books for Kids and Teens? Teen Author Behind #1000BlackGirlBooks's Marley Dias Shares Her Picks

Looking for Diverse Books for Kids and Teens? Teen Author Behind #1000BlackGirlBooks's Marley Dias Shares Her Picks

In 2015, seventh-grader Marley Dias couldn’t find enough children’s stories featuring characters that looked like her—a Black girl. At just 12 years old, she set out to change that. Fighting for equality in children’s books, she launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks drive, an international moveme...

Several years ago we featured the incredible work of these 25 American activists. There's a lot we can learn from the wo...
06/17/2020

Several years ago we featured the incredible work of these 25 American activists. There's a lot we can learn from the work of these activists and others who are on the front lines, fighting for social justice!

Several years ago we featured the incredible work of these 25 American activists. There's a lot we can learn from the work of these activists and others who are on the front lines, fighting for social justice!

The Conscious Kid
06/16/2020

The Conscious Kid

Millions of people in all fifty states and countries around the world are loudly proclaiming Black Lives Matter. Please do not erase or forget that this movement was started in 2013 by 3 Black women who were called terrorists and a threat to America for affirming the humanity of Black people and actively responding to systemic racism.

Their names are Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors. They have not stopped doing this work, and you can follow and support them here: Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors.

Recommended Reading: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors’ and ashe bandele. It is described as: "A reflection on humanity...an empowering account of survival, strength and resilience, and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable.” We would also call it a love story. Patrisse’s story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. So much of what will stay with us about this book are affirmations on the fierce and vulnerable ways in which we love and fight for our families, our lives, and each other. #BlackLivesMatter

📷: Glamour

06/15/2020

We weren't able to celebrate our latest art show with you in person, but check out the virtual tour of Self(ie) Love!

06/15/2020

We weren't able to celebrate our latest art show with you in person, but check out the virtual tour of Self(ie) Love!

We hope we can be a resource for you while you are at home! Our new site is complete and features lesson plans from all ...
03/26/2020
Lesson Plans |

We hope we can be a resource for you while you are at home! Our new site is complete and features lesson plans from all of our exhibitions.

Each exhibition is accompanied by several lesson plans to help educators engage students in meaningful artmaking around social justice topics. We hope you can utilize these plans to bring important conversations and various art processes to your classroom.

We're open this Friday as part of the Pilsen Art Walk from 6-10PM. Join us to see the work in our latest exhibition, Foo...
01/07/2020

We're open this Friday as part of the Pilsen Art Walk from 6-10PM. Join us to see the work in our latest exhibition, Food for Thought!

THANK YOU for making our opening night of Food for Thought so magical!
12/17/2019

THANK YOU for making our opening night of Food for Thought so magical!

KIPP Chicago
12/12/2019

KIPP Chicago

Join us Friday night, December 13th for the opening of our newest Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice art show, Food for Thought! We are collecting food pantry items so, if you're able, bring an item to donate. See you from 6-10pm TOMORROW at 2007 S Halsted!

Join us THIS FRIDAY for the opening of our newest exhibition, Food for Thought. We are collecting food pantry items to d...
12/11/2019

Join us THIS FRIDAY for the opening of our newest exhibition, Food for Thought. We are collecting food pantry items to donate to KIPP Chicago schools and these can be brought to 2007 S Halsted anytime.

Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice's cover photo
12/11/2019

Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice's cover photo

Our next art show is coming up on December 13th! Join us from 6-10pm for the opening of 'Food for Thought.'
12/03/2019

Our next art show is coming up on December 13th! Join us from 6-10pm for the opening of 'Food for Thought.'

New show is going up!
09/04/2019

New show is going up!

NEW ART SHOW OPENING! Join us September 13th from 6-10pm to celebrate art made by KIPP Chicago students, grades 1-6, who participated in this summer's art workshops.

Thank you for making our opening of Heart Felt and Sew Kind such a wonderful event!
03/11/2019

Thank you for making our opening of Heart Felt and Sew Kind such a wonderful event!

Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice's cover photo
02/27/2019

Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice's cover photo

The inherent nature of traditional craft processes provide opportunities for mindfulness, reflection, and community. Thi...
02/07/2019
Wisconsin Boy Is Hooked On Crocheting And Giving Back

The inherent nature of traditional craft processes provide opportunities for mindfulness, reflection, and community. This boy is incredible!

Our next show is all about the power of traditional craft media; sewing, weaving, cross stitching, and more.

Heart Felt & Sew Kind is opening March 8th!

Jonah Larson is a globally renowned crocheter — at the age of 11. He sells his goods on Instagram and donates a portion of his earnings to the Ethiopian orphanage where he was adopted.

Join us tomorrow! Activist Soup is up for Pilsen's Gallery Walk night. Come view some beautiful art and learn about some...
11/08/2018

Join us tomorrow! Activist Soup is up for Pilsen's Gallery Walk night. Come view some beautiful art and learn about some contemporary activists who are creating waves of change!

Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice's cover photo
10/03/2018

Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice's cover photo

Native-Focused Funding & Opportunities
09/23/2018
Native-Focused Funding & Opportunities

Native-Focused Funding & Opportunities

We asked a few of our favorite organizations who work with Native American and Indigenous communities to share the creative placemaking opportunities, funding sources, and events they’re most excited about right now. First Peoples Fund (FPF) honors and supports the Collective Spirit® of First Peo...

The Adler Planetarium
09/17/2018

The Adler Planetarium

On this day in 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman in space! Dr. Jemison served as the mission specialist for the STS-47 mission, working on two research experiments. By the end of the mission, Dr. Jemison logged more than 190 hours in space!

Photo credit: NASA

The Conscious Kid
09/15/2018
The Conscious Kid

The Conscious Kid

"To honor the power, place, and importance of Black voices telling Black stories, this list features books written by Black authors. The majority of children’s books about Black people (and Black history) are written by white authors. White voices have historically been (and continue to be) given priority over Black people to define and document Black stories."

The Conscious Kid
09/15/2018

The Conscious Kid

Did you know Toni Morrison wrote several picture books with her son? Peeny Butter Fudge is one of them.

There is no one like Nana in the whole wide world. She is the best. Nana knows how to take an ordinary afternoon and make it extra special! Nap time, story time, and playtime are transformed by fairies, dragons, dancing, and pretending -- and then mixing and fixing yummy, yummy fudge just like Nana and Mommy did not so many years ago. A celebration of grandmas and intergenerational love. Ages 4-8. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda.

#tonimorrison #ownvoices #picturebook #grandparents #peenybutterfudge #weneeddiversebooks #diversebooks #childrensbooks #Blackauthors

"Everyday life is full of challenges big and small! When you give children the tools to overcome obstacles, you help the...
09/14/2018
Building resilience

"Everyday life is full of challenges big and small! When you give children the tools to overcome obstacles, you help them learn and grow. Providing your love and support through everyday challenges is the first and most important step in helping kids develop the confidence to overcome anything they face.."

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2007 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL
60608

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Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

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(312) 733-8108

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Do you have some time to help out KIPP Ascend Primary? They'd love to have help organizing a large donation of books. Click the link to get their library set up!
Our KIPPsters did amazing work in their art classes to create work for our newest art show, Heart Felt and Sew Kind! Come check it out at our Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice!