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
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
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
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