The Modern by Design exhibition will be temporarily closed for repairs. More


Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: A Deeper Dive SOLD OUT

03/19 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join director of research and access Ellen Keith and reference librarian Lesley Martin in the Research Center, where we’ll use Sanborn Fire Insurance maps to take a virtual walk through the past. More


Devil in the White City Bus Tour

03/23 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes. More


Union Station Walking Tour

03/24 1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique. More
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Recipe for a Modern Kitchen

Posted under Exhibitions by Olivia Mahoney

Streamlined design found a welcome home in American kitchens. In the mid-1930s, as the economy began to improve, consumers looked to update their homes. Then as now, most people began with their kitchens, and Chicago supplied the market with a multitude of streamlined products. At the top of the list stood a group of Sunbeam More

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