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 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

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

Thursday, October 30

Nickerson Lecture
Gardens for a Beautiful America

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

Visitor Entrance

40 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois Get directions

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