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Chicago History Museum's 'Out In Chicago': A Look Inside The Soon-Closing Exhibition (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 03/ 6/2012 4:30 pm   Updated: 03/ 6/2012 5:22 pm

Last spring, the Chicago History Museum debuted its "Out In Chicago" exhibition, a groundbreaking, LGBT-centric take on Chicago history that emphasizes the everyday lives of queer communities throughout the city, through the years.

Spanning over 150 years of history and a wide sampling of neighborhoods, the exhibition, co-curated by Jill Austin and Jennifer Brier, is now set to close later this month. But before that happens, Austin and Brier are set to "bare it all" in a Thursday conversation where they will "share the thrills and chills of mounting an exhibition on Chicago’s LGBT history and confess to their own trials and tribulations," sharing their unique insights on their three-year curatorial process.

The event, part of the museum's Out at CHM series, will also offer another opportunity for attendees to check out the exhibition, which the Windy City Times reported, marks the first mainstream urban history museum's specific take on LGBT histories. In honor of the occasion, the fine folks at the CHM have offered HuffPost Chicago an inside look at the exhibition itself.

Scroll down to get a sneak peek at the exhibition, closing March 26.

All photos courtesy John Alderson, the Chicago History Museum.

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