February 24, 2012

A Nickerson Tour


Though Samuel made his riches in Chicago, the old Nickerson name was established in—and remains in—Massachusetts. > Read more

February 15, 2012

"The Seven Lamps of Architecture" by John Ruskin


John Ruskin on reversing the flow of inspiration's origins and drawing designs from nature instead.
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February 05, 2012

You Asked: What is the Inscription in the Gothic Chandelier?


A unique Gothic Revival-style Tiffany Studios chandelier in Driehaus Museum's smoking room reveals itself as a memorial chandelier—that is, if you can make out the inscription. > Read more

February 01, 2012

For Sale: Gilded Age Luxury


Visiting a historic mansion may be fun, but living in one is even better. > Read more


October 07, 2015
Dressing Downton Exhibition Tickets Now on Sale

Purchase your tickets now to see the costumes of Downton Abbey® in 2016. Read more

September 18, 2015
Chicago Architecture Biennial’s Public Programs Announced

The city's inaugural architecture biennial has listed their public programs for the year. Read more

Featured Program

Jewelry As Art: The Austrian Jugendstil Style
Wednesday, November 4

Janis Staggs, Associate Director for Curatorial and Publications at Neue Galerie New York, discusses turn of the twentieth century German and Austrian jewelry, otherwise known as Jugendstil. Read more

Featured Program

Evening at the Marble Palace
Friday, November 20

For the first time ever we're opening our Evening at the Marble Palace event to the public. Bring your friends for a cocktail party in the Nickerson Mansion! Read more