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The Secret Lives of Objects

Opens Saturday, March 21

Ask nicely and our artifacts just might tell you their secrets. The Museum invites you to a new exhibition in which objects extraordinary and familiar emerge from our crates, shelves, and vaults to tell their tales. Our vast collection of artifacts, documents, and images tells millions of stories, from sassy to somber, historic to heartfelt, ridiculous to sublime. Join us as we explore a few of them in a dramatic space that spotlights and enlightens. Highlights include Charlie Chaplin’s cane, Nathan Leopold’s glasses, and the Appomattox Court House table.

Chicago Authors

Opening Fall 2015

This fall, we asked Chicagoans which great Chicago story they’d like to see presented as a future exhibition at the Museum. Thousands of you told us your ideas. We identified the sixteen most mentioned topics, and created a three-round tournament for people to choose their favorite.

Thanks for helping us fulfill our mission by sharing the city's stories!

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