August 09, 2012

The Driehaus Museum Presents an Exciting Lineup of Early Autumn Programs

The Driehaus Museum’s fall lineup includes the final days of the popular Summer Servants’ Tour, concerts featuring music of and inspired by the late 19th and early 20th centuries, illustrated lectures on Gilded Age-era design, culture, and architecture, and more.

Help Wanted: The Summer Servants’ Tour

The Summer Servants’ Tour takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:30 p.m., with the final tour of the season on Friday, September 14. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. (Note: There will be no tour on September 3, and two additional tours are available to the public at 3:30 p.m. on August 20 and 27.)

Twilight Tour

The seasonal Twilight Tour, which focuses on the evening hours during which the Nickersons entertained and socialized, will resume Tuesday, September 18. Twilight Tours take place at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Tickets are $15.

Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour

Explore the rich and varied history of Chicago’s River North district, a neighborhood formerly known as McCormickville, through a lively walking tour with historian Sally Kalmbach. Tours take place on the first and third Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the walking tour and $30 for the walking tour plus admission to the Driehaus Museum

The 2012 Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series

The Gilded Progressive: Edith Wharton’s Literary and Autobiographical Designs

On September 19 and 20, Dr. Caroline Hellman of City Tech, City University of New York, will discuss Edith Wharton’s design sensibility in the contexts of her fiction and her war reportage. The talks commence at 6 p.m. and are free to the public. Reservations are required.

Mostly Music Chicago Concert

A Harpsichordist’s Favorites

Acclaimed harpsichordist David Schrader will delight audiences with a performance of his personal favorites to celebrate his own 60th birthday on Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. The program for this special one-time recital will be announced from the stage, and a reception will follow. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students with valid I.D.

Rembrandt Chamber Players Concert

Jazzy and Mellow Cellos

On Monday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m., Rembrandt Chamber Players will perform Stravinsky’s unique Pulcinella Suite, Eugene Friesen’s Low Fives for Viola and Two Cellos, and Schubert’s String Quintet. Tickets are $35.

The 2012 Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series

Cranes, Dragons and Geishas: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement

Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio, Director and Chief Curator of the of Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in New York, will explore the ornamental use of brass and other metals in late 19th-century American interior design on October 17 and 18. The talks commence at 6 p.m. and are free to the public. Reservations are required.

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