Tag Archives: Pathways to Unknown Worlds

John Corbett Interviews Phil Cohran

An intimate look at Sun Ra from one of his key associates, Philip Cohran, who played trumpet with the Arkestra in the late ’50s, before starting his own influential group the Artistic Heritage Ensemble. John Corbett will interview Cohran, who will also narrate a slideshow of rarely seen Arkestra photos.

Film: The Cry of Jazz (1959)

Film screening with a discussion led by Chuck Kleinhans, Associate Professor of Film at Northwestern University. This event is in conjunction with the Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago’s Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-61 exhibit at the Art Center.

Fun for All

Join us for the Art Center’s very first day for families and kids of all ages: Fun For All! This first Fun For All takes a cue from HPAC’s exhibitons around Sun Ra: HPAC Teaching Artists lead you through activities to express your most creative side; our interactive exhibition guides help you learn more about […]

Symposium: Traveling the Spaceways: Sun Ra, the Astro Black, and Other Solar Myths (Day 2)

The Hyde Park Art Center presents Traveling the Spaceways, a landmark symposium devoted to Sun Ra. Informative panel discussions, musical performances, and readings will investigate the impact Sun Ra and Afro-Futurism have had on American history and visual culture. Bringing together major writers and scholars who have focused on Sun Ra, this important event will […]

Symposium: Traveling the Spaceways: Sun Ra, the Astro Black, and Other Solar Myths (Day 1)

The Hyde Park Art Center presents Traveling the Spaceways, a landmark symposium devoted to Sun Ra. Informative panel discussions, musical performances, and readings will investigate the impact Sun Ra and Afro-Futurism have had on American history and visual culture. Bringing together major writers and scholars who have focused on Sun Ra, this important event will […]

Music for Tomorrow’s World: A Dedication to Sun Ra

Music for Tomorrow’s World: A Dedication to Sun Ra starring Thurston Moore on guitar, Rollo Radford on electric bass, Avreeyal Ra on drums, and Jim Baker on ARP synth with Intergalactic Myth-Science DJ sets and an opening performance by My Barbarian. Based in Los Angeles, My Barbarian is a performance group founded and directed by […]

Talkingpoint: Fred Lonberg-Holm

TalkingPoint this month features Fred Lonberg-Holm, Chicago-based sound and conceptual artist. This conversation is in conjunction with Sun Ra programming at the Art Center. After leading a klezmer group in New York, cellist and avantgarde composer Fred Lonberg-Holm moved to Chicago and founded the Light Box Orchestra, a rotating orchestra of jazz musicians, so named […]

Film: Space is the Place

Film screening with a discussion led by Black Bradford, Director of Education at the Art Center. This event is in conjunction with the Pathways to the Unknown: Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago’s Afro-Futurist Underground exhibit at the Art Center.