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March 23, 2015

The Art Institute of Chicago Presents Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840

Now Through Sunday, June 7, 2015. > Read more

March 12, 2015

Michael Graves, prolific architect and designer, has passed away.

Chicago Tribune reports that Princeton architect Michael Graves, age 80, passed away. > Read more

February 19, 2015

President Obama Designates Chicago's Pullman Historic District a National Monument

President Obama will visit the Pullman Historic District today to announce that the industrial site will become a National Monument, the first in Chicago. > Read more

January 22, 2015

Cooper Hewitt Museum embraces a multifaceted identity.

Following an $81 million makeover, the Cooper Hewitt showcases objects that are both newfangled and elegantly refined, all housed within a Neo-Georgian manse. > Read more

December 12, 2014

Driehaus Museum closed for part of January

The Museum will be closed January 5-16, 2015. > Read more

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September 10, 2013
The Young Mr. and Mrs. Nickerson: A Brief History
Samuel and Mathilda Nickerson were patriarch and matriarch of this fine home, but we can’t overlook their son Roland and his wife Adelaide, who shared the mansion with the elder Nickersons and started their young family here. Read more