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

September 28, 2014

Royal Women, the Court and the British Couture Industry in the 20th Century

MEMBERS ONLY LECTURE
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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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

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Featured Program

Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour
First and third Saturdays, May 3 through November 15

Step back in time to enjoy a special walking tour of Chicago's River North district, led by historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach. Read more

Featured Program

Tiffany Girls Studio Tour
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 25 through September 1

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

Featured Program

Nickerson Lecture: Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company
Thursday, September 18

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

Featured Program

Nickerson Lecture: Gardens for a Beautiful America
Thursday, October 30

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