The museum says Wednesday this will be its first-ever traveling exhibition and will include some 600 items.
Bey has more than two decades of experience in the fields of art, culture, architecture and urban planning.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the new space at the nation’s oldest African-American museum a “unique location to celebrate special occasions.”
Exhibit includes clandestine as well as commissioned drawings and paintings by Jews, Poles and other citizens held at Auschwitz during World War II.
With his sparkling gold leaf veneer Hamilton (the statue) looks like he has been subjected to the Midas touch. The human touch is sadly gone.
The exhibit spotlights the struggles and triumphs of the more than 20,000 ex-residents of the internment camps who settled in Chicago.
It’s the largest public presentation of the artist’s ceramics and groupings of other objects, reunited for the first time since they left his studio.