April 15, 2015

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum Presents From Brooklyn to Hollywood: A Journey in Jewels With Esteemed Jewelry Designer and Collector Neil Lane

CHICAGO, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/—

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum (40 East Erie Street) presents, From Brooklyn to Hollywood: A Journey in Jewels with distinguished jewelry designer and collector Neil Lane on Thursday, April 30. The lecture and reception begin at 6 p.m.

Mr. Lane will discuss how his drive, passion and eye for rare beauty have culminated in a world-class collection and lasting legacy focused on celebrating style and elegance.

Creating hand-crafted, treasured pieces for some of Hollywood’s legendary stars, Mr. Lane has become one of the most celebrated jewelry designers in the world. As a curious child growing up in Brooklyn, he had a keen interest in found objects, jewelry and art. After college, he moved to Paris where he pursued his passion for jewelry, developed an eye for vintage pieces and began his renowned period jewelry collection. Select pieces from Mr. Lane’s period jewelry collection are currently on display at the Driehaus Museum’s Maker & Muse: Women and Twentieth Century Art Jewelry exhibition.

Mr. Lane’s period jewelry collection continues to inspire his work today and his designs can be admired on virtually every red carpet and high-profile event in Hollywood.

The lecture will take place at the Murphy Auditorium adjacent to the Driehaus Museum. Tickets for From Brooklyn to Hollywood: A Journey in Jewels are $45, or $30 for Museum members, and include admission to the Museum. Space is limited and advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://www.DriehausMuseum.org or call (312) 482-8933.


Presenting Sponsor: Northern Trust
Supporting Sponsors: Sotheby’s, Neil Lane Jewelry
Sustaining Sponsor: Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

About Designer and Collector Neil Lane

For the last two decades, Neil Lane has made Los Angeles his home. He first launched a small jewelry counter on Beverly Boulevard, then a flagship store in the fashionable and exclusive Melrose Place area. Today, his designs can be admired on virtually every red carpet in Hollywood.

As an avid collector of period jewels with an eye for style and elegance, he has earned the respect of a diverse clientele. Mr. Lane’s work is admired at high-profile weddings and top Hollywood events on some of the most beautiful and influential women in the world. In addition, he has made numerous appearances on entertainment shows such as Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and E! News. Neil is also the official engagement ring designer for ABC-TV’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

In 2010, Neil Lane partnered with Kay® Jewelers to introduce Neil Lane Bridal®, a collection of intricate engagement and wedding rings inspired by Hollywood’s glamorous past. He extended this successful collaboration in 2012 with the launch of Neil Lane Designs®, a diamond fashion collection that combines the same eternal essence of the past with a contemporary touch of elegance, honoring the modern red carpet style of today.


About the Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Steps away from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum is a fascinating and rare example of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America’s Gilded Age. The galleries are elegantly furnished with pieces from the most celebrated designers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany. The collection is presented in harmony with the immaculately-restored interiors and surviving furnishings of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion. For more information about the Museum, visit DriehausMuseum.org.

The Driehaus Museum’s current exhibition, Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry, features more than 250 exemplary works of art jewelry on display between the Victorian Era and the First World War, including cloak clasps, hair ornaments, pins, brooches, rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and several tiaras. This groundbreaking exhibition illuminates the international proliferation of art jewelry through the lens of woman as its maker and muse. http://www.DriehausMuseum.org/maker-and-muse

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