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The Chicago Artivism program partners with ten Chicago public schools over the entire school year to support educators in teaching Chicago history through the concept of Artivism as a catalyst for discussion and inspiration. This free program offers 8 English/Spanish articles with fully developed lesson plans for educators. The program also offers teacher professional development, museum visits, Artist workshops, and culminates in a family event at the Museum that features students’ work. Its curricular approach centers examples of how art and activism was central in the civic engagement of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Women, LGBTQ Chicagoans, Chicagoans with Disabilities, and labor movements in the City of Chicago. These narratives engage students in connecting with their local histories to support their knowledge of the past to understand the present to plan for a future for a Chicago that encompasses everyone’s stories.


Interested in participating in the Chicago Artivism program? Contact our program coordinator.

Want to support the Chicago Artivism program? This program would not be possible without the generous support of our community. Please consider donating today.

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