The Hull-House Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago presents:
“Pots of Promise: Mexicans, Reformers, and the Hull-House Kilns, 1920-1940/ Potes con Promesa: Mexicanos, Reformadores, y los Hornos en la Hull-House, 1920-1940,” an exhibit curated by Cheryl R. Ganz, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago
This exhibit features pottery and ceramics made at Hull-House by Mexican immigrants and Hull-House artists and neighbors during the era of the Hull-House Kilns art pottery commercial operation. Photographs of Mexicans on the Near West Side and in the pottery studio and artwork by Hull-House artist Morris Topchevsky depicting Mexicans are also displayed. These exciting visual artifacts will provide an opportunity for visitors to examine Mexican immigrants on the Near West Side, the connections of Hull-House reformers to Mexico, the Hull-House Kilns' operations, the decline of the Arts & Crafts movement. Accompanying text is in both English and Spanish.
Cosponsored by the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum; Special Collections Department, University Library; Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy; the Latin American Recruitment and Education Services; the Latin American Studies Program; and the Rafael Cintron Ortiz Cultural Center. Partially funded by the Illinois Humanities Council.
Dates: Friday, September 22, 2000 through Friday, October 27, 2000
Reception: Thursday, September 28, 2000, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, Chicago Circle Center, 750 South Halsted, 2nd floor
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For details about the exhibit and the accompanying conference “Hull-House as a Resource for Teaching U.S. and World History,” September 22-23, 2000, consult the respective websites:
Or phone the museum, 312-413-5353 and request a brochure.
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