January 24, 2012

The 2012 Driehaus Prize


The $200,000 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame will be awarded to architect Michael Graves in 2012. > Read more

January 17, 2012

The Moneymakers: Wealthy Entrepreneurs of Chicago's Gilded Age


Chicago had a handful of entrepreneurs--like Marshall Field, George Pullman, and others--to thank for its bustling late 19th-century success. > Read more

January 11, 2012

On "The Grammar of Ornament"


The Grammar of Ornament is one of those classic books that tells a history of 19th-century design. > Read more


September 13, 2016
‘Giant Gems of the Smithsonian’ Now Open in Dallas

The exhibition opened last Friday at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and includes a 56-carat amethyst necklace circa 1915 by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Read more

August 13, 2016
The National Historic Preservation Act Commemorates 50 Years

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the NHPA into law on October 15, 1966, to encourage Americans to identify and preserve our nation’s cultural and historic resources. Read more

Featured Program

Signature Lecture with Marcus Mucha - Alphonse Mucha: The Man, The Artist, The Legacy
Wednesday, October 11

Marcus Mucha, the artist's great-grandson, will tell the story of Alphonse Mucha's life and work, as well as discuss the family's efforts to preserve and promote the artist's legacy. Read more

Featured Program

Fall Book Club - Edgar Allan Poe: The Best of Poe
Saturday, October 14

Read and discuss a selection of Poe's most influential works including The Tell-tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Raven, considered among the greatest works in American literature. Read more