Help support the International Museum of Surgical Science during this time of need.
If you’ve ever visited the International Museum of Surgical Science, you know that it’s unlike any other place in the world. Housed in a historic mansion overlooking Lake Michigan, our exhibits and collections span the breadth of human history and examine a central question of our collective existence: how do we care for our own health and the health of those around us? In these unprecedented times, this question is more crucial than ever.
Due to the economic hardship imposed by COVID-19, we need your help.
The Museum serves over 40,000 people each year, including 4,000 students on field trips from every corner of the city and neighboring midwest states. We host a multitude of public programs and a robust roster of rotating exhibits, including those created by our Artists in Residence. This contemporary art program provides a venue where the old and the new intermingle, giving a space for Chicago artists to make and exhibit work that responds to our collections and examines our relationship to health and the body.
By making a donation, you will position yourself as a champion of small museums, public health education, and working artists, while at the same time sustaining Chicago’s cultural vibrancy—a profound contribution to better quality of life in our great city.
If you’ve enjoyed a visit to the Museum, benefited from our online materials, or value the work that we do, please consider making a gift to sustain us during this time. We thank you for your support!