August 28, 2012

The Other McCormickville: Lincoln Park’s Seminary Townhouses


Thanks to fierce preservation efforts, Lincoln Park's quaint, red-brick aesthetic is defined by buildings like the Gilded Age-era McCormick Seminary rowhouses. > Read more

August 21, 2012

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde at Tate Britain


Five years in the making, a London exhibition will challenge conceptions of Victorian romanticism next month. > Read more

August 14, 2012

"I Dream't I Dwelt in Marble Halls'


A popular aria from the mid-19th century opera The Bohemian Girl. > Read more

August 07, 2012

Going to Graceland


Chicago’s 19th-century elite lived together and died—or at least were buried—together, too. You can find them in Graceland Cemetery on the North Side. > 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