Upcoming Special Exhibitions


Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust

July 15, 2021 – September 5, 2022

Northern Trust Gallery & The Joseph L. & Emily K. Gidwitz Memorial Foundation Gallery

Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust sheds light on a lesser-known moment in Holocaust history: European Jews who had been shut out of country after country while trying to escape Nazi persecution found a beacon of hope in an unlikely place: Shanghai, China. In 1946, American photojournalist Arthur Rothstein began a project documenting the lives of Jewish refugees who now called Shanghai’s Hongkew District “home.” The exhibition is a tribute to human endurance, capturing both the enormous hardship and fierce perseverance of refugees and their families as they managed to not only survive but thrive.

Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust is presented in partnership with the Arthur Rothstein Legacy Project. All photos by Arthur Rothstein, Shanghai, China, 1946.

Supporting Sponsor

David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation






Additional Funders

Andrea & Bruce Brown, in memory of Shanghai Ghetto resident Siegmund Kupferberg

Golder Family Foundation


Media Partner




Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement

October 17, 2021 – May 8, 2022

Main Special Exhibition Space


Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement explores the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn as the flashpoint that ignited the modern gay rights movement in the United States. In the last fifty years since the Stonewall Riots, America’s LGBTQ population has struggled for equal rights and representation under the law. Rise Up shares the voices and tells the stories of this movement.

Blending together historic images and artifacts of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, the 85 artifacts on display in Rise Up include posters from Harvey Milk’s campaign for public office in San Francisco, an original rainbow flag signed by its creator Gilbert Baker, and early LGBTQ magazines and publications.

Presenting Sponsors


LGBT Community Fund of The Chicago Community Trust








Brenda & Lance Feis







In Honor of Harry & Harriet Bernbaum


Additional Funders

Golder Family Foundation


Media Partners

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement was developed by the Newseum. The Newseum is an affiliate of the Freedom Forum, whose mission is to foster First Amendment freedoms for all.  freedomforum.org







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