Thursday, October 6

Exhibition Lecture
Mark Twain's Journalistic Joking

This lecture by Jennifer A. Greenhill, PhD., Associate Professor of Art History, American Art and Visual Culture, University of Southern California explore the creative possibilities offered by the comic press during the Gilded Age through the work of Mark Twain. > Read more

Thursday, October 13

Nickerson Lecture
Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age: George Schastey and the Nickerson Mansion

This second Nickerson Lecture by Moira Gallagher, Research Assistant in the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, brings to light the significant, yet little known cabinet making and decorating enterprise of George A. Schastey. > Read more

Saturday, October 15

Book Club
Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott

Our popular Book Club steps into the perfumed parlors of Chicago's Everleigh Club through a discussion of Karen Abbott's novel Sin in the Second City facilitated by Dr. Amy Lippert, Historian, University of Chicago. > Read more

Monday, November 7

Exhibition Lecture
Chicago's Leading Ladies: The Women Who Left a Lasting Legacy to the City of Chicago

By popular demand, Ms. Sexton Kalmbach will present a second lecture inspired by the current exhibition Women of Influence: Chicago's Leading Ladies which explores progressive women during Chicago's Gilded Age. > Read more

Thursday, November 17

Nickerson Lecture
William August Fiedler: Architecture and Interiors of the "Marble Palace" and Other Magnificent Gilded Age Mansions

For the third and final Nickerson Lecture, join Art Historian Rolf Achilles for an insightful look into the characteristic architecture and interiors of Gilded Age designer William August Fiedler. > Read more

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Featured Program

Mark Twain Lecture
Thursday, October 6

This lecture by Jennifer A. Greenhill, PhD., Associate Professor of Art History, American Art and Visual Culture, University of Southern California explore the creative possibilities offered by the comic press during the Gilded Age through the work of Mark Twain. Read more

Featured Program

Artistic Furniture
Thursday, October 13

This second Nickerson Lecture by Moira Gallagher, Research Assistant in the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, brings to light the significant, yet little known cabinet making and decorating enterprise of George A. Schastey. Read more