Commemorating Nicole Smith: Gallerist, Curator, Visionary

Commemorating Nicole Smith: Gallerist, Curator, Visionary

Join the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) for a panel and community discussion on the legacy of Nicole Smith.

About this event

This program will discuss the life and work of the late Nicole Smith, an artist from Haiti and the first Black Woman to own an art gallery in Downtown Chicago. Using the collection of artwork she donated to the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) as a frame of reference, this program will go over her journey to Chicago, her contributions to the arts and her accomplishments as a Black business woman. Please bring your memories of Nicole Smith to share.

Moderator: Owen Leroy

Panelists: Owen Leroy, Makeba Kedem-DuBose, Jesus Macarena-Avila and Cesar Ramirez

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

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago Student Art Contest Award Ceremony

The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago is holding it’s 3rd Student Art Contest for all students living in the greater Chicagoland area. The Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Reception hosted by the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago will be held on May 15 at 5pm at the Cultural Center Gallery.

A total of 92 artworks were submitted in this competition, of which 31 were awarded.

The Grand Prize will be awarded the Congressman Brad Schneider Certificate, and the 1st Prize will be awarded the President of Wheeling Certificate.

In particular, Scott R. Britton (County Commissioner) and Liz Polmanski (Deputy Chief of Staff), Patrick Horcher (The Village of Wheeling President) and Debbie Fandrei (Buffalo Grove Raupp Museum Curator) will attend this ceremony to honor the awardees.

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.