Chicago's Families: Rites of Passage Exhibition

The Rites of Passage exhibition was open from May 2015 - September 2015 at the Chinese-American Museum one of ECAC's partners on this project and open October 2015 - December 2015 at the University of Illinois' African American Cultural Center, anther partner. Sponsored by the Chicago Cultural Alliance through their Chicago's Families project, the exhibition explored traditional Chinese and Ethiopian customs related to birth, marriage, aging and death. Family traditions are intrinsically connected to important life stages and travel with their respective communities, helping families maintain important bonds. Artifacts on display included items from each museum's collections as well as unique artifacts on loan from private collectors and individuals. This well received project was visited by over 3,000 individuals.

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