Is death life’s greatest mystery? Or would we just like it to be? (Therefore, ghosts, devils, heaven, hell, organized religion, and Halloween candy.) Those are not among the five major questions that serve as an organizing mechanism for the Field Museum’s expansive new exhibit, “Death: Life’s Greatest Mystery,” however much they hang in the air. […]
For International Repair Day on Saturday, October 15, artist and environmental activist Jenny Kendler, 42, hosted “Before and After: Mending a Life” along with artists Catherine Schwalbe and Katie Vota. “Before and After: Mending a Life,” a social practice project initiated by Schwalbe in 2021, was hosted by Kendler next to Mending Wall, Kendler’s interactive installation […]
Today and tomorrow are two of a slate of Free Admission Days offered by the Field Museum (1400 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.) through November. Illinois residents with proof of residency (valid photo identification plus a copy of your lease, library card, utility bill, or a check stub from work) receive free basic admission, which […]
“Humankind has always been very curious and driven to find out about life forms in outer space, but not so curious about life forms on the planet,” Giovanni Aloi remarked as he showed me each work of art included in “Earthly Observatory,” an exhibition that he curated with artist/scientist Andrew S. Yang. Over 30 artists […]
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Two legacy institutions wrestle with issues of diversity and economic justice.
A renovation scheduled to be completed in 2021 reflects new-found efforts to engage Native communities.
A classic tale of Chicago corruption, and also of rabbinical law, frontier justice, and the city’s first murder
The new Máximo installation and “Antarctic Dinosaurs” exhibit feature dinosaurs from around the world that aren’t yet household names, at least in the States.
During a decade of low rates, they were a major expense for the city’s cultural institutions.
Also, the Field Museum is giving Sue her own private suite.
Also, 12 museums are offering free admission for CPS students this week.
Brewer John Laffler talks about how he used rice and mold—and some help from a Field archaeologist—to create the new, limited QingMing.
Also, a Jurassic World dinosaur park exhibit is coming to the Field Museum in May.