October 1, 2016 - October 28, 2016
The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition features objects on loan from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum including artifacts from those affected by the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, paper cranes folded by Sadako Sasaki nearly 60 years ago and Chicago’s own President Barack Obama this past May during his visit to Hiroshima. The exhibit will also include comprehensive information on the history, construction, and effects of the atomic bomb. Additionally visitors will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear atomic bomb survivors (hibakusha) speak about their experiences and deliver testimony in hopes of a peaceful future.
The aims of this exhibition are to broaden and deepen global knowledge of the realities and truths of nuclear weapons with a hope that they will never be used again.