There is much you can do to prepare for your visit to the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries.
Search the freely available online catalogue to see what books and journals we have and whether they're "available."
Look through archival finding aids to discover what's included in a particular archival collection. If there's something you'd like to see while here, note the collection title, accession number, and the series and box number.
1 hour 54 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries
Now on view in Gallery 107, The Shogun's World showcases the distinct beauty of Japanese mapmaking. These heavily image-based maps occasionally explore spiritual landscapes in addition to physical geography. The importance of spirituality in this tradition is shown in this detail from a mid-19th century map of Yokohama Harbor, where the legend color-codes not only landmarks like Buddhist temples, foreigners’ residences, and stone bridges, but also the locations of spiritually significant trees and rocks.
1 day 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—The Inspired Chinese Brush
Chinese artists of the 16th through 18th century elegantly capture details from nature with a range of visual effects, on view through July 11.