The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago. For more than 120 years the museum's focus has been on the pursuit of scientific knowledge about the world around us.
The stated mission of the Field Museum is to " fuel a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture. Numerous, varied special art-related exhibitions are hosted each year.
17 original drawings and paintings expose misconceptions and highlight the vibrancy of contemporary Indian life
16 figures feature carving, beading, and quillworking based in Lakota and Plains peoples traditions
50 sculptures explore the complicated ways we look at culture and race
Includes mummies, exquisitely painted coffins, stone sarcophagus fragments, ceramics, mummified animals, and mummy masks