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Chicago History Museum (Lincoln Park)
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 642-4600


Mon-Sat, 9:30-4:30 pm; Sun, 12:00-5:00 pm; Tuesdays open until 9:00 pm; through August 10, 2019



Amplified: Chicago Blues

Amplified: Chicago Blues

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Southern black migrants brought the blues to Chicago, where the music helped them forge connections and transform an unfamiliar, often inhospitable city into a new home. The music was also transformed—electrified and amplified¬†to compete with urban noise. The photography of Raeburn Flerlage captures the streets, clubs, homes, and studios where a community of musicians defined the Chicago blues sound.¬† Immerse yourself in the Chicago scene of the 1960s through Flerlage’s images, and experience the blues by playing guitar, designing an album cover, writing lyrics, and singing karaoke.