Alphawood Gallery is supported by the Alphawood Foundation. It was created to bring exhibitions to Chicago that further the Foundation’s mission of promoting a more equitable, just and humane society.

The 12,000-square-foot space first served this purpose for the Chicago presentation of the groundbreaking national touring exhibition, Art AIDS America, which was on view from December 1, 2016 to April 2, 2017.

Alphawood Gallery is free and open to the public.


Anthony Hirschel

Director of Exhibitions


Staci Boris

Associate Director of Exhibitions


Joseph Varisco

Program Manager


Anna Takada

Outreach Coordinator and Exhibition Assistant


Claire Fey

Gallery Manager and Curatorial Assistant


Megan Moran

Education Coordinator


Supporting Organizations

Alphawood Gallery is pleased to be working with a variety of arts, educational, social justice and advocacy organizations on programming related to Then They Came for Me.

Advocacy + Social Justice

American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

American Friends Service Committee

American Studies Association

Arab American Action Network

Art, Now. Act, Now.

Asian American Bar Association Chicago

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago

The Buddhist Temple of Chicago

Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)

Chicago Japanese American Historical Society

Chicago Japanese Club

Chicago Nikkei Forum

Council on Arab-Islamic Relations

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project

DePaul University

Enlace Chicago

Equality Illinois

For the People Artists Collective

Free Write Arts & Literacy Chicago

Heartland Alliance

Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH)

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Immigration Equality

Inner-City Muslim Action Network

International Refugee Assistance Project

Japan America Society of Chicago

Japanese American Citizens League

Japanese American Service Committee

Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago

Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago

The Kansha Project

Lambda Legal

Latino Union of Chicago

Latinos Progresando

The Legacy Project

National Immigrant Justice Center

National Lawyers Guild Chicago

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance

Organized Communities Against Deportations

People’s Response Team


World Relief Chicago

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Arts + Education

Albany Park Theater Project

ART WORKS Projects

Asian Improv aRts Midwest

A-Squared Theatre

Chicago Humanities Festival

Community Activism Law Alliance

Defibrillator Performing Arts Gallery

DePaul University Art Museum

First Floor Theater

Free Street Theater

Full Spectrum Features

Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Goodman Theatre

Hyde Park Art Center

INTUIT: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Japanese American National Museum

Japanese Culture Center

Joffrey Ballet

Links Hall

The Neo-Futurists

Old Town School of Folk Music

Pride Films and Plays


Silk Road Rising

Steppenwolf Theatre


Swarm Artist Residency

VAM Studio

Victory Gardens Theater

Weinberg/Newton Gallery


For media inquiries, please contact:
Beth Silverman, The Silverman Group

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