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Brooker Gallery


The T. Kimball and Nancy N. Brooker Gallery presents the treasures of the Field Museum Library on a rotating basis.  It is located on the northeast corner of the upper level mezzanine of the Museum.  This space is designed to be a serene and elegant place where visitors can view fragile books and fine prints up close. 

The inaugural exhibition, Highlights from the Mary W. Runnells Rare Book Room, was installed in October 2007. 

Exhibitions since that time have included:

From Prairie to Field: Photographs by Terry Evans

April 11, 2008-July 27, 2008

Louis Agassiz Fuertes: The Painted Bird

September 12, 2008—January 4, 2009

Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry: Exquisite Objects from the Cradle of Civilization

February 13, 2009-June 14, 2009

Burnham Memorial Design Competition

August 21, 2009 - November 1, 2009

Lasting Impressions: Chinese Rubbings from The Field Museum

February 12, 2010 - January 3, 2011

Travelogues and Technologies: from Small Sketches to the Biggest Book

February 12, 2011 - January 1, 2012