Open today 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

10/22/16 - 08/20/17

Making Mainbocher

Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier features thirty garments, fashion illustrations, and photography and explores the designer's remarkable journey from his humble roots on Chicago’s West Side to the salons of Paris and New York. More
04/08/17 - 10/22/17

Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America

The charged content in Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs invites each of us to consider how to strike the balance between security and freedom in the twenty-first century. More
03/21/15 - 11/26/17

The Secret Lives of Objects

Pulled from the darkened shelves and hidden crates of the Museum's collection storage rooms, these remarkable objects are finally getting their spotlight, and they have some pretty amazing stories to tell. More
11/11/17 - 07/15/18

Race: Are We So Different?

It's a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community, strength, and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. More
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