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Current Exhibition
September 27, 2018 – January 24, 2019

“… to take root among the stars.” is a speculative “mapping” project wherein evidence of Afrofuturist and AfroSurrealist thought is traced, imagined, and archived in and on handmade paper.

Past Exhibitions
  • June 21, 2018 – September 14, 2018

    Step inside the poem “On Visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens” by Khaty Xiong. This interactive exhibit presents a visualization of Xiong’s poem about visiting a garden to...

    illustration of flowers, koi, and plants by Nathan Kawanishi
  • April 1, 2018 – June 8, 2018

    Elizabeth Kray (1916–1987) was a visionary arts administrator and imaginative inventor of poetry programs and initiatives. Before founding Poets House, the poetry library and literary center located in New York...

  • January 10, 2018 – March 28, 2018

    This exhibition highlights the work and life of poet and artist Ava Kadishson Schieber. Kadishson Schieber was born Jewish in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, in 1926 and survived the Shoah in...

  • October 5, 2017 – December 22, 2017

    For this exhibition, Chicago poets, artists, and organizing communities were invited to contribute signs of resistance:  posters, banners, and other ephemera of direct action in response to social unrest. The resulting...