Thursday, June 4

The Lower End of Splendor:
Middle Class Jewelry in Context

Discover the fascinating story of how jewelry became a potent means of expressing a woman’s unique personality. > Read more

September 17

Nickerson Lecture: The 'Japan Craze' on Paper - Japonisme in American Graphic Art

Learn why Western artists began incorporating Japanese motifs and aesthetic principles into their work becoming known as "Japonisme". > Read more

October 15

Nickerson Lecture: Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room

Join a lively discussion of how the Peacock Room has intersected with the history of collecting Asian ceramics in the West > Read more

November 19

Nickerson Lecture: Encounters with Asian Art

Discuss collectors of Asian Art and how they developed their passion > Read more

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40 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois Get directions

Featured Program

Destination Historic Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Saturday, June 13

Our 4th travel tour takes us north to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to visit two important Midwest homes - the Pabst Mansion and the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. Read more