Murals, museum express culture, stories
June 1, 2022
The Hubbard Street Murals should be on your bucket list for this summer. Featuring art from artists around the world, and stretching 11 blocks along a railroad embankment at West Hubbard Street and North Ogden Avenue in the Fulton Market/River West neighborhood area, the murals feature some of the most stunning street artwork in Chicago. It was started in the 1970s as a space for street artists to express their creativity, but has now grown into an open-air art gallery for all who want to contribute.
A popular Lower School field trip, the DuSable Museum of African American History should make your list of places to revisit this summer for engaging stories in unconventional formats. New exhibits include short films and virtual exhibits. Equiano Stories, which can be viewed through Instagram, are a series of films depicting the life of Olaudah Equiano, who was kidnapped from his home in Essaka and sold into slavery in 1756. Equiano tells his story as if he documented them on his Instagram.