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Learning Lab

Learning more about the the history of Jazz in the Alley, enjoy interactive activities like button making led by Busy Beaver Button, share your stories about South Shore and jazz in Chicago, and hear stories from others.

The Learning Lab is organized by graduate students from the School of the Art Institute Chicago: Jean Osberger, Kaity O'Reilly, Egon Scheile, and Yuting He.





Michelle Nordmeyer from the Hyde Park Art Center will guide visitors in making their own screen prints.


2pm - Robert Paige at 74th & S. Paxton

2:30pm - Wisdom Baty at 73rd & S. Paxton

Art Moves: Chicago’s Innovative Structures of Address” is a project of the Museum of Vernacular Arts & Knowledge and is based on grass-roots models from the 1960s and 70s for circulating information about black art to residents on the South Side of Chicago. At the Back Alley Jazz event educator Wisdom Baty, founder of Ways We Make, will discuss the work of sculptor and performance artist Senga Nengudi; and Chicago-based artist and designer Robert Paige, previously with the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, will share about his work in the area of design.