A selection of gold objects, including beads and rings arranged on a black background.

First Kings of Europe- Member and Donor Opening Event

Event summary


4/4, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT


Ticket required


About this event

Be among the first to see our newest exhibition, First Kings of Europe.

First Kings of Europe marks an astounding moment in museum history. This gathering of more than 700 exquisite objects—including jewelry, weapons, armor, and more—has never before been shown together. Travel back to 5000 BCE to uncover what prehistoric tools and ritual sculptures can tell us about life in the Balkans’ earliest societies.

We invite you to a royal experience at the Museum for an exclusive after-hours opportunity to see the newest special exhibition, First Kings of Europe. An evening full of engaging family activities and a chance to hear from experts during a short lecture in James Simpson Theatre. We hope to see you there!

  •  Enjoy members-only access to First Kings of Europe. The Field Bistro will have food and drink available for purchase.
  • Attend the program and presentation in James Simpson Theatre by William A. Parkinson, PhD, Curator and Professor of Anthropology, Field Museum and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Attila Gyucha, PhD, Curator, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Georgia.

As a Field member, you can be among the first to learn about and see our latest exhibitions! Not currently a member or donor, but interested in attending? Become a member today.

Contact us with questions about membership at 312.665.7700 or membership@fieldmuseum.org.

Health and safety information

Masks are encouraged. Please note, the Museum follows the city’s COVID guidelines, policies may change prior to the event.