Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit Module
The best things to do in Chicago this month,
selected by our culture criticsMarch 2016

Museums
Culture, History, Science

DuSable’s Masterworks: Paintings.
DuSable’s Masterworks: Paintings. Photo: Courtesy of DuSable Museum

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

Through 2016 Chicago Authored. This multimedia exhibition in a new café-style reading room examines the city’s rich literary history.
Through 2016 The Secret Lives of Objects. Get a glimpse of Ann Landers’s typewriter, Charlie Chaplin’s bamboo cane, and other historical paraphernalia.
$12–$14. 1601 N. Clark. chicagohistory.org

DUSABLE MUSEUM

Through 12/23 DuSable’s Masterworks: Paintings. The first in a series intended to stoke Chicago’s zest for DuSable’s art collection, this exhibit highlights the work of African American artists, including Henry Ossawa Tanner and William A. Harper. $2–$10. 740 E. 56th. dusablemuseum.org

FIELD MUSEUM

Through 4/10 The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. Admire more than 500 Hellenic artifacts from 21 Greek museums in this exhibition exploring the country’s ancient past. $15–$29. Child friendly. 1400 S. Lake Shore. fieldmuseum.org

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

3/10–2017 Brick by Brick. More than a dozen giant Lego structures, including a 60-foot long Golden Gate Bridge, showcase the talents of Chicago native and Lego-certified professional Adam Reed Tucker. $7–$9.
Through 2018 The Art of the Bicycle. Witness the evolution of bicycle engineering, from a replica of the 1818 Draisine “walking machine” to its modern descendant, the ElliptiGO 8S. $11–$18.
5700 S. Lake Shore. msichicago.org

THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE

Through 4/24 Our Work: Modern Jobs. Witness through 24 photographic portraits how cultural achievements of the ancient Middle East shaped modern life. $5–$10 suggested donation. 1155 E. 58th. oi.uchicago.edu

SHEDD AQUARIUM

Through 2017 Amphibians. Explore three rooms of more than 40 species of salamanders, newts, frogs, toads, and caecilians. $22–$36. 1200 S. Lake Shore. sheddaquarium.org

Share

Edit Module

Advertisement

Edit Module
Submit your comment

Comments are moderated. We review them in an effort to remove foul language, commercial messages, abuse, and irrelevancies.

Edit Module