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Exhibitions

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

November
09
November
09

New at CHM: “Race: Are We So Different?”

Posted under Exhibitions by Joy L. Bivins

CHM director of curatorial affairs Joy L. Bivins introduces our newest exhibition, explaining its objectives and approach, as well as its significance to Chicago history. On Saturday, November 11, Race: Are We So Different?, a traveling exhibition that explores the concept of race and the ways that it has shaped American society, opens at the More

October
30
October
30

New Additions to an Old Favorite

Posted under Exhibitions by Petra Slinkard

CHM curator Petra Slinkard takes you through one of our recent gallery rotations, a practice that helps us preserve artifacts and refresh exhibitions. The Chicago History Museum’s permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America is a 15,000-square-foot installation in the heart of the Museum dedicated to our city’s rich and complex past. It opened in September More

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