The Secret Histories Museum discovers and presents historical evidence in order to seek understanding of ourselves and our world in between history and the future. The mission of the museum is to deepen the understanding of past choices; present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthen the bonds of community; and facilitate solutions to common problems.

Secret Histories Museum
3636 S Iron St
Second floor
Chicago Il 60409
Phone: 773.837.0145
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Friday October 28
Opening of Secret Histories Museum
Iron Studios
3636 S. Iron St. 2nd Floor

6pm Opening of Secret Histories Museum
6-10 pm Lectures, Videos, Fluxus Performances and Demonstrations
8pm Secret History by Jon Løvøen

10pm Members of Mahjongg, Pointy Pointy, Lazer Crystal, The Chandeliers, and Killer Whales

Secret Histories Museum

The grand opening of the Secret Histories Museum features uncovered and recovered histories about Chicago. It includes exhibitions and educational presentations about: Chicago’s Secret Societies and Orders; examinations of Chicago Fluxus happenings and projects; a recently discovered art movement called Folk ADD; examinations of red squads and the US government’s COINTELPRO which targets American dissidents; a utopian architecture collective from the 60’s called Archigo; and more.

Fluxus re-enactments, talks and presentations will be given at the Museum throughout the evening.

Secret History by Jon Løvøen
A live broadcast talk show with Jon Løvøen as part of the opening of The Secret Histories Museum.

Jon Løvøen graduated from National Academy of the Arts in Bergen, Norway in 2002. By using role models from popular culture, Jon Løvøen's artistic work is focusing on the role of the male artist, and his need for recognition and popularity. The male figure has transformed from having a formative cultural role in society, to becoming a consumer in an increasingly ornamental culture. The successful man today is fashioned by TV and glossy magazines. This transformed masculinity has been identified as one of the key issues in Løvøen’s work.

This Performance is partially funded by Office of Contemporary Art, Norway.


_Fluxus on LSD
_Secret Orders, Societies and Pasts
_America Eats Its Young: The Next Generation
_folk ADD
_Virgin Mary of the JFK Expressway
_Potential Energies
_SILVER measure Interviews
_The Pecker of Bridgeport