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Field Museum

A new exhibit about to open in Chicago aims to educate, entertain and inspire – all with the help of Jane Goodall. “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall” is the first big exhibit to...

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

A new exhibit at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago highlights the origin and history of Chinese fine dining and the struggles many Chinese restaurant owners faced at the turn of the century to...

Chicago History Museum

The Chicago History Museum is set to open a new exhibit featuring never before seen works of world-renowned photographer Vivian Maier this weekend. Maier, who moved to Chicago from New York in the mid...

Dunn Museum

Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, a graduate of Lake Forest High School, was named the first Black woman to serve as brigade commander at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. She stepped into...

Rock Island Arsenal Museum

The Rock Island Arsenal Museum has just launched a “Women Workers at Rock Island Arsenal” virtual exhibit which shines a light on the women who have worked at the arsenal and brings to light...

The Art Institute of Chicago

Getting “Bisa Butler: Portraits” before the public has been a struggle against COVID-19 from the start. Days before the exhibition of the artist’s extraordinary and ebullient quilted portraits of African Americans was to premiere...

Madison County Archival Library

A new exhibit, “Ink to Paper: Exploring the Advancement of Letter Writing and its Uses,” has opened at the Madison County Archival Library at 801 N. Main St., Edwardsville. In the exhibit, David Thompson...

Elmhurst Art Museum

As the nation faces a historic moment of social justice reawakening, the Elmhurst Art Museum announces a new exhibition that reflects on historical and contemporary responses to fair housing in the Chicago area. “In...

Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum (ISM) has opened a new exhibit, called “Journal of a Plague Year: Illinois in 2020.” ISM said the exhibition’s title is inspired by Daniel Defoe’s 1722 book “Journal of a...