Posts in category "Chicago Museums"

Spring Break Chicago: Ten Creative Places for Family Fun

Spring Break Chicago: Ten Creative Places for Family Fun
Whether you are coming to Chicago with the kids for spring break or you are already in town and trying to put together your staycation plans–there’s lots to do. Here are ten ideas that, for the most part, won’t break the bank and should be fun for a broad range of ages. Artsy Check out... Read more »

Museum of Science and Industry to Sell Images from Museum Collection to Public

Museum of Science and Industry to Sell Images from Museum Collection to Public
The Museum of Science and Industry announced today that they will be selling more than 190 unique images from their collection to the general public. “These images highlight the amazing history, architecture and iconic exhibits and artifacts that have made the Museum what it is today,” said Kathleen McCarthy, the Museum’s director of collections. “We... Read more »

Your Chance to Be Heard: Vote in The Chicago History Museum's History Bowl

Your Chance to Be Heard:  Vote in The Chicago History Museum's History Bowl
Have you ever wondered how museum exhibits are selected and who gets to pick them? Usually it’s an inside job but The Chicago History Museum has opened the process up to the public with the Chicago History Bowl. Earlier this year The Chicago History Museum invited Chicagoans to submit their ideas for a future exhibition... Read more »
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KKK Kin Killin’ Kin: Chicago's DuSable Museum Exhibition Seeks Solution to Youth Violence

KKK Kin Killin’ Kin: Chicago's DuSable Museum Exhibition Seeks Solution to Youth Violence
An important new exhibit KKK– “Kin Killin’ Kin”, at Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History hopes to find a solution to gun violence through art. The exhibition is the result of a series of works by artist James Pate starting as a “personal private protest” in 2000 comparing black on black terrorism to Ku Klux... Read more »

Fourth of July Family Fun at the Chicago History Museum With World's Tallest Uncle Sam and more

Fourth of July Family Fun at the Chicago History Museum With World's Tallest Uncle Sam and more
The World’s Tallest Uncle Sam will lead a children’s parade at The Chicago History Museum’s 54th Annual Star-Spangled Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4th on the Uihlein Plaza directly behind the Museum. The free celebration, a long-lasting Chicago tradition, offers a variety of family activities including face painting, a juggler and a craft tent... Read more »

A Week's Worth of 4th of July Celebrations in Chicago and Nearby

A Week's Worth of 4th of July Celebrations in Chicago and Nearby
Start celebrating the 4th of July tonight with Downtown Sound and continue every night through next Sunday.  Here are some some ideas to make sure you have a blast this 4th of July week. Downtown Sound: Monday Kick off the week Lee Fields & the Expressions and Theo Huff & the Platinum Band…a free performance... Read more »
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National Radio Hall of Fame Inductees 2013: List Includes Two of Chicago's Own

The National Radio Hall of Fame Inductees for 2013 were announced today. The Class of 2013 includes two of Chicago’s long-time popular radio personalities Steve Dahl and Garry Meier along with six others from across the country. The legendary Dahl/Meier twosome, credited with changing the landscape of radio in Chicago and the nation by pushing... Read more »

The Museum of Broadcast Communications Chicago: A Treasure Vault of American Broadcast

The Museum of Broadcast Communications Chicago: A Treasure Vault of American Broadcast
Just shy of its one year anniversary, the $27 million new facility for the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) at 360 N. State St. is creating a buzz louder than a 17-year cicada or a double Wild Turkey bourbon.  The building, formerly an ugly beast of a parking garage since 1927, has been transformed by... Read more »

Chicago's Museums 2013: New Exhibits for Spring

Chicago's Museums 2013: New Exhibits for Spring
Today, Show Me Chicago goes back to the present. The past two days we have been looking back, first to 1963, then all the way back to 1913.  Today, we look ahead to Spring (hopefully) 2013 and what’s hot at Chicago’s world class museums. CPS students, as well as students almost everywhere, have this week... Read more »
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Calling all Candy Lovers: Sweet Home Chicago Exhibition Looks at Chicago's Candied Past.

Calling all Candy Lovers: Sweet Home Chicago Exhibition Looks at Chicago's Candied Past.
CHICAGO, Thursday, November 29, 2012. Chicagoans are in for a treat when Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital exhibition opens this Saturday at the Harold Washington Library Center. Did you know that at one time Chicago produced about one-third of the candy in the U.S.? Name your favorite candy and odds are... Read more »
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