Make Music Chicago
Friday, June 21st – Friday, June 21st, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Visit the Poetry Foundation during Make Music Chicago to experience a unique concert of voice and strings conducted by Christopher Bell and featuring the young musicians of the Grant Park Music Festival Apprentice Chorale and the Grant Park Project Inclusion String Quartet. Presented by Rush Hour Concerts, Make Music Chicago is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June 21. Throughout the day, people of all ages and from all backgrounds–beginners, amateurs, professionals, and marquee artists–gather in Chicago’s public spaces to make music of all genres.
This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show will explore his lesser-known landscapes.