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Take Care with Art After Dark: Cabrini Dance Party

February 24, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join renowned Blues musician and educator Katherine Davis for an interactive virtual workshop that explores the creative ecology of public housing by way of dance songs from the 1960s.

Inspired by images from the Smart Museum of Art's collection and presented in collaboration with the National Public Housing Museum, the workshop mixes music and stories from Cabrini-Green. Embrace the sock hop vibe and join in from home—get on your dayglo, your glam, and your glitter velvet goldmine platform ankle boots or come in your pajamas, ready to learn some dance moves, listen to great songs from the 60s, and spend time together.

FREE. To help build a community of participants, capacity is limited and advanced registrations is required.


Katherine Davis is a world-renowned Blues musician and Lead Museum Educator at the Smart Museum of Art. Katherine grew up in Chicago on the North Side in a musical family and spent her youth in the Cabrini-Green housing projects. As a vocalist, she has performed annually at the Chicago Blues Festival over the past twenty-plus years, featuring her work with the Blues in the Schools program. She has toured the U.S., Canada, Japan, Turkey, and Europe—performing in jazz, blues and folk festivals and concerts. 


Join the Smart Museum of Art each month for Art After Dark, a series of live art-making gatherings led by our Museum Educators via Zoom. Stay tuned for details on future sessions:

  • March 17, 6–7:30 pm
  • April 21, 6–7:30 pm

Image: Installation view of Take Care at the Smart Museum of Art, showing work by June Leaf and Kerry James Marshall.