Upcoming Exhibits

Coming this Summer


Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods
Opens June 24 -October 2, 2022

Chicago’s food fame rests on three main pillars known around the world: pizza, hot dogs and Italian beef. Learn about the origins of these and other iconic Chicagoland eats, and weigh in on whether there is ever a time when ketchup is acceptable on a hot dog, Italian beef should be consumed wet or dry, and if pizza should be cut in squares or triangles. Explore the history of many classic Chicago and suburban specialties as well as the eclectic neighborhood joints and eateries that served them including Vienna Beef, Portillo's, Lou Malnati's and more. Dip into the history of one of the legendary Chicago desserts -- the five-tiered Rainbow Cone. Let the food fights begin!

See our CURRENT EXHIBITS page to learn more about exhibitions now on display.