Museum Special Exhibit

The Illinois Gallery is the Museum’s special exhibit space and it may be added to a Museum rental event to offer your guests more of the Museum to explore.

Each year there is a new exhibit in this gallery.  Stories Of Survival: Object-Image-Memory will be opening soon.  

Illinois Gallery Special Exhibit: $250

STORIES OF SURVIVAL: OBJECT - IMAGE - MEMORY

March 23, 2022 - January 22, 2023 

A new traveling exhibition from the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and photographer Jim Lommasson.  

When you’ve lost everything, a single object can take on extraordinary meaning

This exhibit reflects upon the individual stories of 59 Survivors of the Holocaust and genocides and conflicts including Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq and Syria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, told through objects, photographs and personal reflections. Created by the Illinois Holocaust Museum and award-winning photographer Jim Lommasson, the exhibition includes large-format photographic prints of precious objects from a Survivor, on which the Survivor or their family member(s) reflect on the objects’ meaning directly on the print.


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