SOURCE: DuSable Museum of African American History

September 26, 2007 13:27 ET

Noted Sculptor Ed Dwight to Appear at Educator's Open House Scheduled at DuSable Museum on Wednesday, October 3, 2007

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 26, 2007) - In conjunction with the DuSable Museum of African American History's current attendance record-breaking exhibition, "In The Hands of African American Collectors: The Personal Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey," the Museum will present an Educator's Open House with very special guest, the noted sculptor Ed Dwight, on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. The event will take place at the Museum which is located at 740 East 56th Place (57th Street at South Cottage Grove Avenue) in Chicago's Washington Park.

Self-guided tours of the Museum; a "blues history vignette" by acclaimed bluesman Fernando Jones; information on available Museum resources and a special presentation by sculptor Ed Dwight are all on-tap for this event which is open to all Chicagoland educators, grades pre-school through high school.

A man whose resume reads: former Air Force Test Pilot, America's first African American Astronaut Trainees, computer systems engineer, aviation consultant, restaurateur, real estate developer, and construction entrepreneur can best be described as a true "renaissance man." Ed Dwight has succeeded in all these areas. However, for the last twenty-five years, he has focused his direction on fine art and sculpture projects and since his art career began in 1976, Dwight has become one of the most prolific and insightful sculptors in America.

All teachers and educators who participate in the Educator's Open House will receive: two (2) CPDUs and a 20% discount in the Museum Store. Light refreshments will be served. In addition, the first twenty-five educators to register will receive a complimentary copy of the curriculum guide, "Making Connections."

For more information or to register for The Educators Workshop please call 773-947-0600 ext.225, or 255. The Educators Workshop is FREE to all educators and school personnel.

The Educators Workshop is sponsored by Kraft Foods with additional support provided by the Chicago Park District, Illinois Arts Council, Clear Channel Radio and United Airlines, the official airline of the DuSable Museum.

The DuSable Museum of African American History, one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the country, has been dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent for 46 years. For more information on the Museum and its programs, please call (773) 947-0600 or you may visit our website at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Raymond Ward
    (773) 947-0600 ext. 228