COVID-19 Closure

Staff is currently working behind the scenes to transform your museum experience following the CDC and State of Illinois guidelines.

Please consider donating as we invest in safety-related updates.

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Exhibits

We focus exclusively on the history, culture, and arts of American Indians across the United States, Canada, and the Arctic.

Family Zone

Bring the entire family!  Our kid-friendly features are sure to keep children engaged as they learn about American Indian Cultures.

Tours

Docent-led tours of our “Regional Tour of American Indian Cultures” exhibit provide an interactive learning experience for all groups.

Events

Check out our one-of-a-kind events that include programs for all ages.

COVID-19 Closure

Staff is currently working behind the scenes to transform your museum experience following CDC and State of Illinois guidelines.

Please consider donating as we invest in safety-related updates.

Donate Now
Exhibits

We focus exclusively on the history, culture, and arts of American Indians across the United States, Canada, and the Arctic.

Family Zone

Bring the entire family!  Our kid-friendly features are sure to keep children engaged as they learn about American Indian Cultures.

Tours

Docent-led tours of our “Regional Tour of American Indian Cultures” exhibit provide an interactive learning experience for all groups.

Events

Check out our one-of-a-kind events that include programs for all ages.

The Mitchell Museum is one of only a handful of museums across the nation that focuses exclusively on the art, history, culture, and current events of American Indian and First Nations peoples from throughout the US and Canada.

Our Valued Sponsors

      

It is with a very heavy heart that we let you know that long time Mitchell Museum friend and board member, Frances Hagemann, walked on this past weekend on September 5, 2020.  Due to Covid19, a private service was held for family only.

Frances is Ojibwe-Metis and first became involved with the museum as an educator. She has made major contributions to the Chicago Indian Community, having served on the American Indian Center’s and American Indian Health Services’ Board of Directors. She was a scholar at the Newberry Library for many years. She was the driving force behind one of the museum’s signature events, The Carlos Montezuma Honorary Lecture and Award Ceremony. Frances was a cherished member of the community, museum, and board and we will miss her warmth, expertise, dedication, and friendship.  Her memory is a blessing to us all.

For more details on Frances’s life, please see: https://www.palosgaidasfh.com/obituary/frances-hagemann

Virtual Artist Discussion

Join us for a 4-part discussion series featuring local community artists who featured their work at our 2019 Holiday Arts Market.

Each week, a different artist will host an hour-long discussion about their work and who they are as artists. There will be a live Q&A at the end of the artist presentation.

 

Mel Masquat, Navajo, Winnebago, Kickapoo of Kansas, will kick off this new series on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 6 pm (CDT).

 

Please register in advance for this meeting: 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkfu2tqzMvGd35jnZt-Y2eurgXPX4oqQez 

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the discussion. 

How will you support our mission?

Central to the Mitchell Museum’s mission is to collect and preserve traditional and contemporary Native American art and material culture to tell the stories of American Indian peoples for this and future generations.  

You can support our mission in a variety of ways.

Discover Resources

Educating the public about American Indian experiences is one critical part of our mission.  We strive to provide a variety of resources for those seeking to learn history from a different, unique perspective that incorporates American Indian voices.