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Location:1220 Kensington Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Upcoming events

  • 04.18.2020 All day

    Conservators from The Conservation Center will present on their work on the Imperial Screen, recently restored in their Chicago-based workshop. Restoring this treasure of the Lizzadro Collection took seven months of dedicated work by the Conservation Center’s team of Furniture Conservators.

    Lecture - Time TBD

  • 04.25.2020 All day

    The newly restored Imperial Screen was produced as a gift in 1791 during the reign of Emperor Qianlong. Decorative motifs observed on this magnificent screen are linked to rhyming words and homonyms, common in the Chinese language. Dr. Richard Pegg will reveal many motifs that help us understand the screen’s use and meanings.

    Lecture - Time TBD

  • 05.09.2020 3:00 pm - 05.09.2020 4:00 pm

    Learn the function of tea in East Asian social interactions as well as the benefits of tea, tea handling, tea ware, and proper tea making using a Chinese tea set. The art of tea, tea colors, aroma, and taste will be described. Participants will partake in a traditional Chinese tea with light snacks. Space is limited!

    Demonstration - 3 p.m. - 60 minutes
    $25 per person; Museum Members $20
    Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

  • 06.06.2020 2:00 pm - 06.06.2020 2:45 pm

    This hands-on activity allows children and adults to search for gems and minerals among more common rocks. Learn the difference between rocks and minerals and how to distinguish between them. Each rock or mineral found is identified and can be taken home.

    Activity - 2 pm - 45 minutes
    $5 per person; Museum Members Free
    Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

  • 06.20.2020 2:00 pm - 06.20.2020 3:00 pm

    In a life-changing journey, L. Sue Baugh and her colleague, Lynn Martinelli traveled 54,000 miles to capture the power and beauty of the world’s oldest rock and mineral sites. This multi-media show offers breathtaking images of ancient stone and reveals a startling connection between our amazing planet and us.

    Lecture - 2 pm - 60 minutes
    Regular Museum Admission; Museum Members Free
    Reservations Recommended