The Path of Memory: Mixed Media Works by Monica J. Brown Exhibit at HWLC

The Path of Memory: Mixed Media Works by Monica J. Brown is on display February 2 through March 31 at Harold Washington Library Center on the ground floor in the Popular Library exhibit cases and the Congress Corridor east display window. Chicago artist Monica J. Brown explores the lives of her maternal ancestors through her […]

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Terri Mae Owens: Been Yah Gullah Dolls & Sweetgrass Baskets Exhibit at HWLC

Terri Mae Owens: Been Yah Gullah Dolls & Sweetgrass Baskets is on display February 2 through March 31 at Harold Washington Library Center in the 8th floor exhibit cases. Terri Mae Owens creates handmade dolls that she calls "Been Yah Dolls." Each doll holds a hand-sewn sweetgrass basket. Sewing sweetgrass baskets is an art form […]

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Extraordinary Playscapes Exhibit at HWLC

Explore playground design with Extraordinary Playscapes, an exhibit from the Design Museum Foundation, on display through December 16 at Harold Washington Library Center. The main exhibit is in the 3rd floor exhibit hall, and a play cube is installed in Thomas Hughes Children’s Library on the 2nd floor. The Design Museum Foundation describes this exhibit […]

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Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Exhibit at HWLC

An exhibit showcasing the contributions of Chicago’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities is on display September 23 through March 25 in Congress Corridor on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center. The Hall of Fame recognizes the volunteer and professional achievements of LGBT people, their organizations and friends, as well as their contributions […]

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Art Exhibit by Katarzyna Derda at Harold Washington Library Center

Harold Washington Library Center hosts a Polish American Heritage Month art exhibit in October featuring artist Katarzyna Derda. Her Neverdoll collection is on display on the 3rd floor from October 15 through October 31. Artist Statement "Neverdoll is a cinematic narrative that uses storytelling as a way to confront emotional states such as melancholy, loneliness […]

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Raw Emotion. Process Paintings and Drawings by Dimitri Pavlotsky at HWLC

Raw Emotion. Process Paintings and Drawings by Dimitri Pavlotsky is on display October 1 to November 5 in the 8th floor exhibit cases at Harold Washington Library Center. Energy expresses emotion in Dimitri Pavlotsky's paintings and drawings. The Chicagoan states, "I paint quickly; speed grabs essence better than deliberation. I would rather stick with gut reactions […]

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Renata’s World of Beads Exhibit at HWLC

Experience the beaded artworks of Renata Maliszewski on display September 1 through November 5 at Harold Washington Library Center on the ground floor in the Popular Library exhibit cases and Congress Corridor east display window. Maliszewski is from Krakow, Poland, a place filled with rich culture and hard-working, creative people. Her sewing skills began there […]

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