Current Exhibits at the Sterling Morton Library
Tales and Treasures
In 2013, the Sterling Morton Library turns 50! To celebrate this auspicious anniversary, our new exhibit, Tales and Treasures, will showcase 50 rare and unique objects from our collections, each with a special story to tell. Displays of rarely seen objects, interactive games, and a library-wide scavenger hunt will engage visitors of all ages in the rich legacy of the Sterling Morton Library. After exploring, visitors will be invited to imagine what the next 50 years might hold for this and other libraries!
Free with Arboretum admission, this exhibit will be available for viewing in the Sterling Morton Library through December 31, 2013 during our regular Library hours: Tuesday-Friday from 9-5 and Saturday from 10-4.
World's Fair Gardens
Jens Jensen: Landscapes for People
June 28, 2011 - December 29, 2012
Drawing on the strengths of the Jens Jensen collections in the Sterling Morton Library, this exhibit features landscape drawings, archival photographs, and modern color photographs to introduce visitors to Jensen’s philosophies as laid out in his 1939 book Siftings. The exhibit demonstrates how Jensen’s naturalistic, prairie-inspired style of landscape design has established him as a major figure in American landscape architecture and focuses on what Jensen always intended his landscapes to be for: people. His landscapes thus emerge not only as sites of aesthetic beauty but as expressions of Jensen’s theories of the social impact of landscape architecture.
This exhibit is presented in conjunction with Festival of the Architecture Book, 1511-2011
Flora! Illuminated..., has ended but you can still view the exhibit and more on the exhibit website. Click on the banner below to view!
Darwin's Flowers: Unlocking Natural Selection has closed, but you can still view the exhibit and much more on the exhibit website. Click on the banner below to view!
Worth His Salt: Joy Morton and the Plan of Chicago and Make Big Plans, Daniel Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis have been extended indefinitely. Be sure to stop in and see these fascinating exhibits before they are gone!