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Museums Fri Dec 07 2012

Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics @ Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

You might think that home economics and political activism are completely unrelated. As it turns out, the first generation of home economists championed equal rights, public health, labor reform, immigration reform, sustainability and other ideas that transformed society for the better and are still relevant today.

To celebrate this legacy, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum's upcoming exhibit, Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics, explores the untold stories of the intersection between home economics and Hull-House's social welfare advocacy, along with the future potential of home economics to complete the "unfinished business" Addams and other reformers started work on over a century ago.

Partnering with activists and artists across the city, this exhibition features public workshops, performances, conversations, never-before-seen Hull-House artifacts, and innovative projects for visitors to connect the successes and failures of early Hull-House history to the political and social reform battles being fought today.

The opening reception for Unfinished Business will be held Monday, December 10, from 4pm to 6:30pm at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted Street, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Campus. Admission and refreshments are free. The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is free and open to the public on Tuesdays - Fridays, 10am to 4pm, and Sundays, noon to 4pm.

For more information, please call 312-413-5353 or visit

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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