Looking at a building’s architecture offers a glimpse into a different time. The style, purpose, and location can show how a neighborhood has changed over the years. The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial aims to bring together that rich history with insights and ideas for the future with this year’s theme: “Make New History.”
An element of this year’s Biennial is extending exhibitions, performances, and discussions past the Loop with six anchor museums around the city. One of those is the DuSable Museum of African American art where Chicago: A Southern Exposure opens Friday. It highlights the architecture south of Roosevelt Road through the photos of Lee Bey. Lee details the project for us and talks about his new role at the Museum.