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Frankie Knuckles' Vinyl Archive To Be Housed In African American Arts Center

Frankie Knuckles will always be remembered as a Chicago legend. Now, his collection of vinyl is getting a new home thanks to Theaster Gates. The Chicago-based artist is opening an ambitious new arts center on October 3rd, converted from an old bank and redubbed The Stony Island Arts Bank. In a statement, Gates said, ““This is a new kind of cultural amenity, a new kind of institution—a hybrid gallery, media archive and library, and community center,” Gates said in a statement. “It is an institution of and for the South Side—a repository for African American culture and history, a laboratory for the next generation of black artists and culture-interested people; a platform to showcase future leaders—be they painters, educators, scholars, or curators.” Read the full story via Art News.