Member Lecture: 125th Anniversary

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A picture of the museum's Michigan Avenue building on opening day in 1893.

A historical image from the museum's early years.

In honor of the 125th anniversary of the museum's Michigan Avenue building, hear from James Allan as he recounts the history of the museum and its permanent collection of nearly 300,000 works of art.

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