Eugenia Parry, textile, 1927. Collection of Jane Addams-Hull House Museum. Donated in 1977 by Katherine Parry, whose family lived in the Hull-House neighborhood.
This exhibition explores the history and legacy of arts education at the country’s most influential social settlement. Radical Craft illuminates a network of local beginnings and international influences upon Hull-House’s approach to the practice and experience of art. Through exemplary drawings, paintings, textiles, metalwork, pottery, books, and graphic design—largely from Hull-House’s own collection—the exhibition shows how the arts at Hull-House provided immigrant neighbors with opportunities to experience, in Jane Addams’s words, the “restorative power in the exercise of a genuine craft.”