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First and third Saturdays, May 3 through November 15

Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour

Step back in time to enjoy a special walking tour of Chicago's River North district, led by historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach. > Read more

Postponed until Spring

Nickerson Lecture: Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company

The Low Art tile Company produced some of the finest ceramic tiles ever made in the United States. Between 1878 and 1904 Low tiles were displayed in more than eighteen distributors showrooms around the United States, Canada and Britain. The talk will provide a window into the artistic world of late 19th century America. > Read more

Saturday, September 27

Ruthmere: An Eclectic Beaux Arts Mansion

Join us this fall for our second travel tour, led by art historian Rolf Achilles, which takes us to Elkart, Indiana to experience the Ruthmere Museum’s exceptional fine and decorative arts collection housed in an elegantly restored 1910 historic home steeped in local history. > Read more

September 28, 2014

Royal Women, the Court and the British Couture Industry in the 20th-Century

MEMBERS ONLY LECTURE
Deirdre Murphy, Curator, Historic Royal Palaces
Presented in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces.

Join Ms. Murphy for this complimentary lecture as she explores the fascinating relationship between the court and the couture industry in 20th-century Britain.

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Monday, September 29

An Enchanting Evening with Mozart and Bartók

Delight your senses with Mozart’s effervescent Quartet for Flute and Strings, as well as Bartók’s intricate and intense Romanian Dances in the Museum’s historic Ballroom. As a special guest, Rembrandt Chamber Players will welcome Grammy Award-winning artist Howard Levy who will premiere his commissioned Sonata for Oboe and Piano. > Read more

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Featured Program

Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Saturday, October 11

Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. Join us for a lively discussion of Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. Read more

Featured Program

Gypsy Jazz: Swing Gitan
Friday, October 17

Back by popular demand! Chicago's premiere gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan, led by Alfonso Ponticello returns to the Museum for an evening of foot-tappin' swing played on acoustic instruments in the 1930's-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt. Read more

Featured Program

Nickerson Lecture: Gardens for a Beautiful America
Thursday, October 30

Gilded Age industrialism brought a new prosperity, but at the price of once pristine forests, rivers, and blue skies, devastated by continental railroad building and factory pollution. This lecture will explore the work of wealthy women and landscape architects to green America. Read more

Duris Autem

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