A core component of CAPE’s work is exhibiting the creative, thoughtful, and surprising art created and performed by CAPE students, or Artist/Researchers. This 2018-2019 school year, we’re presenting a full exhibition series, which will present visual, digital, and performing arts from CAPE schools all around the city of Chicago. Explore this page to learn more about our upcoming exhibitions and dig deeper into our Artist/Researchers’ in-school, after-school, and out-of-school arts practices.

September 6, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Michigan Avenue Galleries at the Chicago Cultural Center

How are voices and stories from overlooked, liminal social spaces elevated? How are marginalized cultural perspectives depicted to convey new ideas of self and community that are often sidelined by a larger historical narrative? Students from North-Grand High School attempt to tackle these questions through the creation of multidisciplinary artworks that examine how history and culture are manifested through art. The students also explore how they themselves can find agency by re-presenting the social and cultural. Teaching Artists Marc Fischer and Jose Luis Benavides collaborated with teachers Karen Furlong and Lisa Welsh to create this exhibition.

Click here for details on several special events taking place in the Odes and Tattoos gallery space during the show’s run.

Click here to visit the City of Chicago’s website, which highlights other similar events taking place at the Michigan Avenue Galleries.

INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Exploring Community and Identity Through Art
January/February 2019

Hairpin Arts Center

This exhibition will feature work from CAPE’s after-school program at four Chicago Public Schools:  North-Grand High School in West Humboldt Park, Telpochcalli Elementary in Little Village, George Washington High School in Hegewisch, and Waters Elementary in Lincoln Square.

Click here for more details about INSIDE/OUTSIDE.

May/June 2019

Bridgeport Art Center

Convergence is CAPE’s long-running annual exhibition featuring work from schools in our Artist/Researcher Partnerships program. Teacher+Teaching Artist teams in this program are veteran partners who use their years of arts integration training, practice, and collaboration to explore with their students challenging inquiry questions,  innovative classroom projects, and illuminating reflections in 18+ Chicago Public Schools classrooms.

Details on Convergence coming Spring 2019.

Plan a CAPE Field Trip

Visit CAPE and learn more about our research: join us for a casual, one-hour info session that we call the CAPE Field Trip. You’ll tour our office, learn about our impact on students, teachers, and communities, and meet some of our staff members and partners.