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  Shedd Aquarium jazzes with Pride

After 22 years of the Shedd Aquarium hosting its popular Wednesday night summer-event series "Jazzin' at the Shedd," it held its first on-site pride-focused event, LGBTQ Pride Jazzin' June 28 in an effort to connect new ...


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  Holocaust museum's architectural honor

The Illinois Council of The American Institute of Architects ( AIA Illinois ) has named Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center as one of Illinois' 200 Great Places, in honor of the state's bicentennial in 2018. ...


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  MOMBIAN Making museums welcoming to all families

May is National Museum Month, and LGBTQ families have a growing source of support in museums—including ones aimed at children—that have been reaching out to welcome all kinds of families. Margaret Middleton—a Boston-based designer, speaker and ...


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  Chicago museums offer Smithsonian Mag's Museum Day Live tix Sept. 28

NEW YORK, NY — Smithsonian magazine designates Saturday, Sept. 28 the ninth annual Museum Day Live! For one day, participating museums across the U.S., with a wide range of diverse exhibitions, will emulate the spirit of ...


Artist-offers-healing-dreamscapes

  Artist offers 'healing dreamscapes'

Nancy Gershman, an artist who has worked with such LGBT groups as PFLAG ( Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays ) , has pioneered an art form called 'healing dreamscapes,' which are photomontages using family ...


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  Pantheon Award recipients named

Chicago's Leather Archives & Museum recently named the recipients of its Pantheon of Leather Community Service Awards. Hollywood's Jeanne Barney received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Baltimore's Glenda Rider was named the Woman of the Year. ...


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  MUSEUMS Touring the Driehaus

By LIZ GRANGER The darkness struck me first. The curator opened the entrance doors, and we stood in the middle of a gleaming marble foyer. The blinds in flanking rooms were drawn to protect the fabrics ...


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  MCA celebrates Pride Month

The Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, welcomed guests to its celebration, 'First Fridays Pride celebration: Summer Star.' Art lovers gathered underneath Jeff Koons' piece, 'Hanging Heart ( Silver/Blue ) ' to enjoy cocktails ...


Lesbian-museum-CEO-talks-diversity

  Lesbian museum CEO talks diversity

The openly lesbian president and CEO of Chicago Academy of Sciences' Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Laurene von Klan, spoke about inclusion, diversity and her journey as a CEO at a recent Citywide Pride event. Increasing inclusiveness ...









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