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Sun, Apr 16


Stony Island Arts Bank

Mellon Archives Innovation Programs

Join us for Mellon Archives Innovation Programs at the Arts Bank.

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Time & Location

Apr 16, 2023, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S Stony Is Ave, Chicago, IL 60649, USA

About the event

On Sunday, April 16, join Theaster Gates' Rebuild Foundation as they celebrate the centennial of the Stony Island Arts Bank with a day dedicated to activating their archival collections. Beginning at 2 PM, enjoy coffee and cocktails while listening to the live digitization of the Frankie Knuckles Collection, a collection of over 4,000 vinyl and ephemera belonging to the Godfather of House Music. At 3 PM, journey upstairs to the second floor of the Arts Bank for a dialogic exploration of specific objects from Rebuild's four permanent archives with a special guest as part of Rebuild's Mellon Archives Innovation Program. Following our collections talk, join us in the Johnson Lounge for a special Sunday Service set with DJ Duane Powell from 4 PM to 7 PM. Every other Sunday, DJ Duane Powell transforms the Arts Bank into a space of liberatory potential and spiritual release with sounds inspired by the Frankie Knuckles Collection.

Rebuild Foundation's collections are undergoing extensive archivization to ensure that the collections remained preserved and accessible for years to come. For this reason, the second floor of the Stony Island Arts Bank will only be open during the 3 PM Mellon Archives Innovation Program.

Seating is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are unable to attend after confirming your RSVP, we kindly ask that you cancel your ticket to allow for other guests interested in attending to RSVP for the program.

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