Exploring Artifacts to Understand Ourselves

At Murphy Elementary, teacher Sarah Ramirez and CAPE teaching artist Gina Lee Robbins have been working with their 4th grade students to explore history, social studies, and a variety of art [...]



Last week we welcomed more than 150 visitors to our INSIDE/OUTSIDE exhibition, which featured art from CAPE After School classrooms at North-Grand and George Washington High Schools and [...]


Inside/Outside: A Conversation with the Cognate Collective

In Fall 2018, CAPE and one of our after-school classrooms at Telpochcalli Elementary collaborated with the Sullivan Galleries and the Cog•nate Collective to create art guided by students’ [...]


Inside/Outside: Collaborating with the Cognate Collective

Connecting with the Cognate Collective In Fall 2018, CAPE staff members were in conversation with Hannah Barco, Assistant Director of Exhibitions at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries, about professional [...]


North-Grand High School Students Dedicate Mural to Community

On Monday, September 17, 2018, a crowd of more than two dozen members of the Humboldt Park community gathered near the east wall of the Metra underpass at  1801 N. Kostner to celebrate the [...]


CAPE to Receive $45,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018.  Included in this [...]


Five Things That Cost More Than the NEA

Last week it was announced that the NEA (and the NEH, PBS, and others) are under attack, yet again, by members of Congress who have threatened for years to eliminate funding for our [...]


New Community Partners: CAPE and SourceONE Credit Union!

We’re proud to announce a new partnership between CAPE and SourceONE Credit Union!  SourceONE has traditionally served the banking needs of area postal workers and is currently expanding its [...]


CAPE Events: Comadres en el Arte – A New Exhibition!

  Comadres en el Arte is CAPE’s newest exhibition, which will run May 24 through June 26 at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (756 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60642). [...]


CAPE Classrooms: Aloha, Arts! Big Island Visitors Tour CAPE

In April, CAPE hosted two visitors from the Honolulu Museum of Art School in Hawaii: Emma Hussey, an educator, and Justin Davies, Assistant Director of Outreach. In addition to meeting with CAPE [...]

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