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:

and from the Chicago Tribune ...

Our Deepest Symphathy to the Zuccari Family.

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


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.



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

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.