Throughout the years, many generous interns, volunteers, donors, and Friends of the Libraries have given time, effort, and donations to the Libraries. If you would like to support the Libraries, there are many ways to do so.
The Friends of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries was formed in 1983 to bring together collectors and enthusiasts of books, libraries and scholarship, and encourage private book collecting.
The Friends foster interest in and support for The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries and its programs—acquisitions, conservation/preservation, exhibitions and publications—and attract gifts and bequests to strengthen the research collections of the Libraries.
Member Activities Include:
Previews of books exhibitions with related lectures
Special viewing of the rare book collections and archives
Behind the scenes tours of the Libraries
Programs on conservation and preservation
Visits to special collections in Chicago
Please contact the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries Office at (312) 443-3671 or complete the attached form.
Donations of books, serials, and archival materials are gratefully received by the Libraries. Donations made in memoriam will be acknowledged with a special bookplate.
To discuss a donation, please contact the Libraries Office at (312) 443-3671.
Internships are offered by the Libraries and enable students to gain first-hand experience in their areas of interest or study. Find information about upcoming internship opportunities on the museum's general internship page.
11 hours 39 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreams
Artist Kemang Wa Lehulere describes his work as a “protest against forgetting,” reenacting what he calls “deleted scenes” from South African history through a masterful conflation of personal and collective storytelling. See his first American museum show, In All My Wildest Dreams—on view through January 16.
16 hours 26 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—A new photography rotation showcases groundbreaking Contemporary works from artists like John Baldessari, Sally Mann, Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, among others—on view in Gallery 10 through January 2.
Image: Richard Misrach. Untitled #696–05, from series On the Beach, 2005. Gift of the artist.
1 day 12 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Toulouse-Lautrec’s work increased the visibility of lesbians in 19th-century Paris, portraying them in a sympathetic light when prevailing perceptions were anything but favorable.