Friday, April 7

A Toast to the Gilded Age: The Art of Absinthe

Explore the enigmatic fin de siècle drink notoriously identified with Montmartre's thriving bohemian artist culture in Belle Époque Paris. After a brief discussion on its history, you will taste several cocktails inspired by "The Green Fairy." > Read more

Wednesday, April 19

Exhibition Lecture: Art on the Boulevard: The Belle Époque Poster - SOLD OUT!

Parisians walking about during the 1880s and 1890s found themselves on an urban stage with posters as the backdrop to their daily lives. This lecture will consider how the Belle Époque poster came to be and the grand masters of the medium. > Read more

Tuesday, April 25

L'Art de la Pâtisserie: The Art of French Pastry

Presenting a special collaboration with The French Pastry School as Chicago's award winning pastry chefs teach you to prepare exquisite confections. After the demonstration enjoy wine and hors 'oeuvres. > Read more

Wednesday, May 24

Exhibition Lecture: Meet the Expert: A Passion for Collecting Posters

What makes a poster valuable? Jack Rennert, premier vintage poster dealer, author, and expert will lead a lively discussion on collecting posters in today's market. > Read more

Thursday, June 15

A Toast to the Gilded Age: Bubbles & Bon Vivants - SOLD OUT

Presented in partnership with the Alliance Française de Chicago. Serendipitously discovered by French monks in the 17th century, Champagne embodies the best of French craft and tradition. > Read more

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Featured Program

A Toast to the Gilded Age: The Art of Absinthe
Friday, April 7

Explore the enigmatic fin de siècle drink notoriously identified with Montmartre's thriving bohemian artist culture in Belle Époque Paris. After a brief discussion on its history, you will taste several cocktails inspired by "The Green Fairy." Read more

Featured Program

Easter Brunch: A Family Affair
Sunday, April 16

Enjoy our new Easter brunch with your family and friends in the elegant Ballroom. Begin with a special toast followed by a delicious catered buffet brunch, live music, reading and the Easter Bunny! Read more