The DuSable Museum of African American History mission is to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions and experiences of African Americans through exhibits, programs and activities that illustrate African and African American history, culture and art.

Chicago: A Southern Exposure
September 21–May 1, 2018

Chicago: A Southern Exposure is an exhibition of architectural photography designed to bring attention to the places and spaces–both great and small–of a region of the city of Chicago ignored by the architectural press, tourists and many Chicagoans themselves. Featuring the work of architecture photographer, critic and South Side resident Lee Bey, Chicago: A Southern Exposure is the first major show devoted to South Side architecture.

Palais de Tokyo | Singing Stones
September 12–October 29, 2017
The Roundhouse

Singing Stones, curated by the Palais de Tokyo’s Katell Jaffrès, brings together 11 emerging artists from both the French and Chicago art scenes, as part of the Institut Français’ first off-site exhibition in the United States. Presented in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO and the Chicago Architecture Biennial. 


DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Opening Times

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday
    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm