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The Museum presents a variety of films throughout the year, with local and national partners.  More »

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Community Programs

Programs for all ages offer experiences with film, art, food, and discussion for the whole community.  More »

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Guided Tours

Guided Tours are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to noon.  More »


Toronzo Cannon - Toronzo Cannon has become one of Chicago's most recognized and most popular bluesmen through his songs, his live charisma, and his passion for what he is doing. It isn't easy, but, like all of the Chicago greats who have come before him, blues is his calling. More »


The Art of: Rising - Screening of Tell Them We Are Rising - Join us for a film and conversation with the American Association of University Women. More »


The Art of: Inspiring Change - Screening and discussion of the film Dolores by Peter Bratt. More »


Switchback - Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, who draw on traditional music and original songs to reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Play a mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass, their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Everly Brothers, and Simon and Garfunkel. More »


Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper - Michael Cleveland is one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation and is the most awarded and celebrated fiddler in the history of the music. Cleveland plays with so much fire, drive and virtuosity that audiences are often left shaking their head in amazement. More »


Le Vent du Nord - Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord infuses old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. The group has a rich and varied instrumentation, well-polished musical arrangements, and wonderful vocals. ​ More »


Jonatha Brooke - Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jonatha Brooke began issuing albums during the early 1990s, first as a member of the female duo ​The Story​ and later as a solo artist. Her music merges elements of folk, rock and pop, with poignant lyrics and complex harmonies. More »


The Golden Dragon Acrobats - The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored Chinese tradition that began more than two thousand years ago. Direct from Hebei, China, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have thrilled audiences all over the world. Their amazing artistry, beautiful costumes and props provide a visual feast for the entire family to enjoy. More »


Davy Knowles - Knowles' professional career started with a bang-arriving in America at age 19 with his band ​Back Door Slam​, an acclaimed debut album, and rave reviews. Throughout this musical journey, Knowles has kept 'the blues' close to his heart, inspiring him to creatively explore the genre of music he's always loved. More »

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