Black History Month Events

February 1, 2024

View a roundup of Black History Month events, such as museum exhibits, film series, Restaurant Week, and more in the Chicagoland area!

Museum exhibits

  • The DuSable Black History Museum
    • A collection of Art from the Johnson Publishing Company building, the first building built by a Black architect in Chicago
    • The DuSable is free every Wednesday and admission is always free for military personnel and first responders
    • Online booking required for everyone
  • Museum of Contemporary Art–Faith Ringgold: American People
    • Faith Ringgold, artist, author, educator, and organizer collection of multidisciplinary art connecting the Harlem Renaissance to the art of young political activists and artists, today
    • Through Feb 25, get tickets at the link above
  • Remembering Doctor King—Chicago History Museum
    • An exhibit at the Chicago History Museum dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Free for members, $17-19 for non-members
  • The American Writers Museum–Surivival with Dignity and Dark Testament
    • An exhibit dedicated to Pauli Murray, a poet, lawyer, priest, freight hopper, friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights activist…the list goes on
  • Museum of Science and Industry—Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition
    • See the exhibit that has been displayed annually since 1970, a collection of art from African Americans and youth artists
    • MSI admission is free for Illinois residents Feb. 5-8, 11-15, 20-22, 26-29

Tours and cultural events

Free events

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