Autumn is a terrifically busy season.
Not only do we go back to school, embark on new travels, and resign ourselves to wearing jackets, but the cold rain falls a little faster, the sky becomes that contemplative grey, and the leaves die in an impressive display of downed fireworks. As you throw your hands into glittens (glove mittens) with the missing finger holes that allow you to poke away at the keys on your device, or tenaciously grip your pencil, you may find that the changing season isn’t that inspiring. Fall, is after all, just fall.
You’ve experienced this season for years now, and have established some pretty steadfast opinions about it. Lovers and haters of autumn will gesticulate madly while letting you know how they feel. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll find some inspiration there.
However, if the well is dry, and the inspiration isn’t forthcoming, then perhaps you need some stronger stuff. History is a wonderful resource for new ideas. As a DePaul student you are automatically a member of the Chicago History Museum which means free admission, access to the research center, and special member events as well as discounts to all of the museum’s tours, programs, and public events. There is no better place to escape the drudgery of a wet autumn than the halls of a museum. Bring your notepad and check out some of these engaging exhibitions free to students like you and get inspired.
Siam: The Queen and the White City Member Preview
Saturday, September 21
9:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Be among the first to see the Museum’s newest exhibition, Siam: The Queen and the White City. Guests will enjoy savory Thai snacks and a private viewing of the gallery. Free, but reservations are required; please call Natalie Conti at 312.799.2272.
The Museum’s upcoming exhibition honors the Japanese American World War II veterans who served their country in battle, despite the government’s forcible detention of thousands of Americans of Japanese ancestry.