Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum draws upon the legacy of international peace activist, suffragist, and feminist, Jane Addams, and other social reformers who lived and worked alongside their immigrant neighbors to create social change on the Near West Side of Chicago.

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Guillermo Gómez-Peña
September 9, 2021 to May 31, 2022

The twice monthly radio series Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files leads up to a new exhibition at JAHHM featuring Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha Nostra and their incisive challenges, past and present, to cultural hegemony. Alongside new performances, audio, video, and archival material of Chicago based performances by Gómez-Peña and collaborators, the exhibition looks back at the history of an experimental museum opened by Hull-House co-founders Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr in 1900, as well as other cross-cultural efforts to provide access to the arts, in relation to present-day demands for structural change inside cultural institutions.

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Audiences in Chicago can tune in to Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files every other Wednesday at 6:30 pm (CT) on Lumpen Radio, 105.5 FM WLPN-LP.

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Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) is on the campus of University of Illinois Chicago and part of the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts. The Museum draws upon the legacy of international peace activist, suffragist, and feminist, Jane Addams, and other social reformers who lived and worked alongside their immigrant neighbors to create social change on the Near West Side of Chicago.The Museum is located in two of the original buildings: the Hull Home (a National Historic Landmark) and the Residents Dining Hall. The Museum connects the histories of the Hull-House Settlement to present-day social justice issues. Exhibitions and public programs highlight histories of activism, progressive education, and democratic principles of participation and exchange.

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