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|THE JUNIOR MUSEUM JM The Art Institute of Chicago
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The Junior Museum was founded in 1964 by the Art Institute’s Woman’s Board under the direction of Museum Education. Before the Junior Museum there was the Children’s Museum in 1926 that became the Gallery of Art Interpretation in 1940. In 1992 the space became the Kraft Education Center. All of these foundations had the idea of displaying exhibits and original works for school children as part of their central makeup with the primary goal to engage visitors with works of art through fantasy, imagination, and sensory engagement.