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Exhibitions

April
04
April
04

Our Great Loss

Posted under Exhibitions by Joy L. Bivins

On the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, CHM director of curatorial affairs Joy L. Bivins reflects on his assassination. On this date fifty years ago, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Today, around our city and throughout the More

March
20
March
20

Remembering Dr. King’s Legacy

Posted under Exhibitions by Guest author

CHM curatorial assistant Brittany Hutchinson reflects on her work for our newest exhibition, Remembering Dr. King: 1929–1968. The entrance to Remembering Dr. King. Photograph by CHM staff At the Chicago History Museum, we are honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an exhibition, Remembering Dr. King: 1929–1968. It includes objects More

February
15
February
15

La Raza

Posted under Exhibitions by Guest author

Hector Gonzalez is the gallery engagement lead for Race: Are We So Different? from November 2017 until July 2018. In this blog post, he reflects on his experience thus far. My time in the Race: Are We So Different? exhibition brings up mixed emotions. Yes, it is a very powerful experience and has confirmed that More

    December
    29
    December
    29

    Race: Conversations with the Future

    Posted under Exhibitions by Guest author

    Candace Bey is one of the Museum’s gallery engagement associates for Race: Are We So Different? In this blog post, she reflects on the thoughtful interactions she has had with our young visitors. I spend my days listening. People ask me simple things like “Where’s the bathroom?” and muse about what the Museum should offer More

    December
    14
    December
    14

    Closing “The Secret Lives of Objects” — Sears Motor Buggy Removal

    Posted under Exhibitions by Guest Author

    On November 26, 2017, the Secret Lives of Objects exhibition closed after a three-and-a-half-year run, requiring Museum staff to return the exhibition’s artifacts to storage. One of the largest was a Model P motor buggy sold by Sears, Roebuck & Company around 1910. To move large, heavy, or cumbersome objects off display and transport them More

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