Korean Cultural Center of Chicago Student Art Contest

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago Student Art Contest

The 3rd Korean Cultural Center of Chicago’s Student Art Contest will be collecting artwork on May 7th and May 8th. 2D work in any genre with the theme of “Exploring K-Culture” can be submitted, and all students in greater Chicago area and suburbs are encouraged to participate.

The student art contest which was temporarily suspended since 2015 has been revived to promote Korean culture to the next generation. To encourage more students to participate, it has been widely opened to any students that are interested, where in the past it was mainly open to Korean students. In view of the recent increase in the status of Korean culture, the theme of the work is “Exploring K-Culture”, and students interested in Korean culture are expected to fully unleash their hidden talents at this opportunity.

The competition is divided into 4 sections; elementary school grades (K – 2nd), elementary school grades (3rd-5th), middle school (6th – 8th), and high school (9th – 12th). Each section will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and 1 overall grand prize winner. In addition, special prizes and other winning prizes will be awarded.

Please check the standards of work and competition rules at KCCoC website (www.kccoc.org) and for competition inquiries please contact KCCoC at (847) 947-4460 or [email protected].

DuSable Who?: The Untold Story of Chicago

DuSable Who?: The Untold Story of Chicago

Join Scholar and Author Marc O. Rosier for a lecture on the Haitian Founder of Chicago, Jean Baptiste Point DuSable.

About this Event

The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) will always recognize Jean Baptiste Point DuSable as the Founder of Chicago. Join author of the book Chicago’s Authentic Founder Marc O. Rosier in a conversation on the life and legacy of DuSable. Why has his narrative been erased? How can we uplift his name?

Q&A session with Mr. Rosier immediately following the presentation.

This is a FREE event with a $10 suggested donation to the museum.

Exhibition Opening: Truman College Student Exhibit

Exhibition Opening: Truman College Student Exhibit

Join Truman College students in opening their annual exhibition at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC).

About this Event

Each year, students from Truman College’s Art Department showcase their work at the museum. This year HAMOC is proud to continue this tradition and present a virtual exhibition of the artwork. Join us for a virtual opening celebrating the class! Hear from the students on the work they created and their inspirations.

This is a FREE event with a $10 suggested donation to the museum.

To Create A New Nation: The Haitian Revolt in New Orleans, 1811

To Create A New Nation: The Haitian Revolt in New Orleans, 1811

Join Historian Dr. Cranston Knight for his monthly lecture via Zoom presented by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC).

About this Event

The 1811 Revolt, the largest rebellion in U.S history, has historically been seen through the eyes of American Historians. The historiography has given rise to a singular perspective, an American slave revolt. What has been overlooked is the fact that this uprising was a replication of the Haitian Revolution. Not in terms of fighting, but in terms of goals, military maneuver, and objects. Further that it was forged from the “French Revolution” and expanded on by Jean-Jacques Dessalines to include the end of slavery and the creation of a Nation State.

 

This view challenges the given paradigm of the 1811 revolt in the U.S. as strictly an American uprising and moves it into the category of an extension of the Haitian Revolution.

 

Q&A session with Dr. Knight immediately following the presentation.

 

This is a FREE event with a $10 suggested donation to the museum.

Artist & Curator Talk: Assotto’s Child at the Altar

Artist & Curator Talk: Assotto’s Child at the Altar

Join the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) in a discussion about the newest in-person traveling exhibit Assotto’s Child at the Altar which rekindles the memory of gay Haitian-American performance artist and LGBT activist Assotto Saint. Hear from artists and curators Mario LaMothe and Alexandra Antoine on collaborating for the exhibit and creating a living room aesthetic that honors and celebrates the life and legacy of Assotto Saint. Hear from special guest, writer and artist Jamie Shearn Coan Ph.D. whose work focuses on live performance and writing from the 1980s onward, with an emphasis on queer work like Saint’s that emerged during the early years of the AIDS epidemic–and its archival afterlives. The talk is moderated by Lori D. Barcliff-Baptista, Ph.D., Associate Dean at Northwestern University––the first host of the exhibition’s earlier iteration. This is a virtual event hosted over Zoom.