DuSable Museum names its gala stars
January 15th, 2017
Lonnie Bunch III, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will be honored at the DuSable Museum’s annual “Night of 100 Stars” gala.
It’s a sign of synergy between the Washington, D.C., and Chicago museums, both of which focus on telling the story of the African American experience.
“Given the nature of our two institutions, it means we’ll have many opportunities to collaborate in the future,” says Perri Irmer, the DuSable’s president and CEO.
The gala news comes on the heels of DuSable adding new members to its board, including Chicago artist Chance the Rapper.
Before heading to D.C., Bunch headed the Chicago History Museum.
Also being honored is Chicago native Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme. Based in Rome, it’s the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.