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

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 25 through September 1

The "Tiffany Girls" Studio Tour

Sneak into the “studio” with Tiffany designers Clara Driscoll and Agnes Northrop. > Read more

Saturday, September 6

Book Club: I am Madame X

Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. In this remarkable novel, author Gioia Diliberto tells the story of American beauty Virginie Gautreau, the subject of John Singer Sargent’s famous 1884 painting Portrait of Madame X. > Read more

Thursday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.

The Art of the Landscape and the Architect
Presented by Michael G. Imber, FAIA

This talk will explore the relationship between landscape and culture through painting. Landscape painting has always represented much more than the literal depiction of a place. Painting embodies both cultural and personal memories that are important to understand the meaning and spirit of a landscape to its people; these include historical, socio-economical, political and even religious views. Architects have traditionally used drawing and painting to increase their understanding of culture and place. Likewise, by adopting these time-honored practices, architects today can create more informed, sustainable, meaningful and lasting architecture. > Read more

Thursday, September 18

Nickerson Lecture
The Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company

The Low Art tile Company produced some of the finest ceramic tiles ever produced 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

One Day Excursion
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

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

Saturday, October 11

Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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

Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25

4th Annual Murder Mystery at the Marble Palace

The Museum’s popular Murder Mystery returns with a new format and a new tale. Set in 1915, Feud in Ragtime is filled with countless twists and turns, and features a cocktail reception, a seated four-course meal, and lively guest participation – you could be the Murderer!
This year’s event is a lighthearted, bawdy romp into the bloody feud between two prominent Chicago families. Hilarious hijinks and scandalous secrets set the stage for a farce of murderous proportions!

Tickets include a reception, dinner in the Museum’s historic Ballroom, and prizes. Period attire is encouraged, but not required. Guests must be 21 years of age.  As space is limited, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Feud in Ragtime is presented in partnership with Get Away with Murder Productions.

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