Our identities encompass the memories, experiences, relationships, and values that create our sense of self. They also influence the decisions we make: How we choose friendships, adopt certain fashions, or align ourselves with various beliefs. Radical self love happens when we choose to view all aspects of our identities as magnificent and our potential, limitless.
Self(ie) Love is an exhibition exploring ideas of identity and self love, showcasing work created by artists ranging from ages 5 to 13. When children are invited to express their identities through art, they are able to reflect on the many factors that contribute to who they are, ultimately celebrating all parts of themselves. Conversely, when we view someone else’s story through their artwork, we experience more connection, compassion, and empathy.
“Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” -Barack Obama
Admission is free for all ages. Donations are gladly accepted.
Monday – Friday 9AM to 4PM
Saturday – Sunday by appointment only
Every 2nd Friday of the month from 6-10PM
Located in the Pilsen Neighborhood on the southern border of the historic Chicago Arts District.
A one hour tour includes a conversation around each art exhibit, short video, and an activist button making activity. We are a small, one room museum inside the KIPP Chicago regional office so we can only accommodate groups of 25 people or fewer. Students in grades K-12 welcome! Email email@example.com to schedule a tour.