Museum Temporary Closings:

“in support of city and statewide preventative measures to limit the additional spread and transmission of the novel coronavirus."

CLOSING DATES DUE TO COVID:

Art Institute of Chicago: beginning March 14 (Sat) thru March 28 (Sat).

Adler Planetarium: March 14 "and last until further notice".

Chicago Architectural Center: March 14 (Sat) lasting until at least March 29th.

Chicago History Museum: Closed as of March 15 (Sunday); will review decision on week-by-week basis and will re-open when appropriate to do so.

DuSable Museum of African American History: March 14 (Sat) lasting until at least March 29th.

Field Museum: March 14 (Sat) and is listed thru March 29th.

Illinois Holocaust Museum: March 14 (Sat) lasting until at least March 29th.

MCA: March 14 (Sat) lasting until at least March 29th.

National Museum of Mexican Art: March 14 (Sat) lasting until at least March 29th.

Museum of Science and Industry: March 14 thru April 6th.

Shedd Aquarium: from March 13 (Fri) to at least 2 weeks.

Elks National Memorial: Closed to public; reopened to employees end of July/August.

UPDATE:

REOPENING DATES OF THE COVID PERIOD:

Many Museums have now started to open back up now (to the public):

MSI: August 1, 2020

Field Museum of Chicago: July 24, 2020

Art Institute of Chicago: July 30, 2020

Chicago History Museum: Opened sometime in July.

Adler: closed 'till further notice.

MCA: Open

Northwestern University Libraries continue to be closed; but are around if you need help: contact library@northwestern.edu

Newberry Library is Open; check their website for hours.

Illinois Holocaust Museum: Reopened on July 15th; with attendance limitations and new health and safety precautions.

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It is with a sad heart that one of our own has passed ... Frank Zuccari, Head of Art Conservation at the Art Institute of Chicago Museum (retired in 2018).

See article in the Chicago Sun Times:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/18/21440511/frank-zuccari-art-institute-el-greco-restoration-assumption-virgin-old-masters-obituary?fbclid=IwAR3h0UZRLzdVqwm3gj8cD8C8BKDHDRCra4QQHi5aSoaKAseMfY7dQdl4g9s

and from the Chicago Tribune ...

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?pid=196717433

Our Deepest Symphathy to the Zuccari Family.

He made a big impact in the conservation field and we will miss him dearly.