Thursday, October 15, 2015

Walls of Books @ The New Stony Island Arts Bank

Wow! If my library is this grand .......

The New Stony Island Arts Bank
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The Stony Island Arts Bank will serve as a platform for site-specific commissions and exhibitions, a venue for artist and scholar residencies, and a home for Rebuild's archives and collections. Designed by William Gibbons Uffendell and built in 1923, the bank at 68th and Stony Island was once a vibrant community savings and loan. But by the eighties, the branch had closed and the building remained vacant and deteriorating for decades. When it reopens in the fall of 2015, the radically restored building will serve as a space for neighborhood residents to preserve, access, reimagine and share their heritage - and a destination for artists, scholars, curators, and collectors to research and engage with South Side history.

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