Amplified: Chicago Blues

Recently the Chicago History Museum added over 45,000 photographs of Blues musicians to its collection. Now it’s hosting a terrific exhibit of a small selection of Raeburn Flerlage’s photography of Blues musicians taken in the 1950s and ’60s.

As a member I was invited to attend the preview party which included informative welcome speeches, live music, food and drink. First my aunt and I took advantage of the curator’s welcome speech which heightened he exhibit’s explanation of how the Great Migration spread the Blues to various parts of the U.S. We also learned how and why the museum acquired Flerlage’s vast oeuvre.

Afterwards we viewed the museum, which features opportunities to interact including a special guitar that gives you a brief introduction to playing Blues guitar. There’s a stage where you can sing the Blues, solo or with friends.

This informative, fun Blues exhibit goes through August 10, 2019.

Tickets: Groupon Discount (eBates 9% discount also available),
Chicago History Museum several discounts available

Hours: 9:30 – 4:30 pm

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