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Stony Island Arts Bank Tour + Orientation

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Stony Island Arts Bank

6760 South Stony Island Avenue

Chicago, IL 60649

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You are invited to take a tour of the Stony Island Arts Bank is a hybrid gallery, media archive, library and community center – and a home for Rebuild’s archives and collections. Designed by William Gibbons Uffendell and built in 1923, the bank at 68th Street and Stony Island Avenue was once a vibrant community savings and loan. By the eighties, the branch had closed and the building remained vacant and deteriorating for decades. Reopened in October 2015, the radically restored building serves as a space for neighborhood residents to preserve, access, reimagine and share their heritage – and a destination for artists, scholars, curators, and collectors to research and engage with South Side history.

Tour also includes a brief orientation to handle the various collections incuding the Johnson Publishing Library, the Ed Williams "negrobilia" collection, the University of Chicago Art History Glass Lantern Slides, and the Frankie Knuckles Record Collection.

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