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Clara and Mr. Tiffany
Saturday, March 8
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Museum Members $35 without book; $50 including book | Adults $45 without book; $60 including book Buy tickets
Note: To receive the member discount, members must log in after clicking through to the ticket purchase screen. Please place the tickets you would like to purchase in your cart and the discount will be applied when you check out. For information about Driehaus Museum memberships, please see the Join section on the website or call 312 482 8933, ext. 21.
The Driehaus Museum introduces the Winter Book Club! Join us for lively discussions of Gilded Age fiction, biographies, and history with the authors where we will expound upon the book from a literary perspective as well as discuss the larger contextual history of its content.
Grab your book and a seat next to the author for this eye opening discussion of Susan Vreeland’s popular book, Clara and Mr. Tiffany. Vreeland tells the true story behind the Tiffany leaded-glass lamp, the brainchild of Clara Driscoll, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s glass studio manager. Vreeland’s fictionalized account of the workday life at Tiffany Studios blends Gilded Age New York, the lives of artists, and women’s lives at the end of the 19th century. Susan Vreeland herself will lead the discussion and answer your questions.
In these 90 minute book clubs museum patrons will gather to discuss what they have read with fellow museum goers and the author of the book. The book is available in the Museum store and light refreshments will be provided. A welcome email will introduce the book, the author, and discussion topics one week prior to the book club meeting. Participants should arrive to each book club having read the book. Tickets include Museum admission.
If you are purchasing the ticket with the book your book will be mailed to you within the next three business days. If you would prefer to pick up your book at the Museum instead of having it shipped please call 312 482 8933 ext. 45 to make arrangements.
If you purchase the ticket with the book on or after February 28th please be advised you must pick up the book at the Museum.
Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that evening.
Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Saturday, October 11
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
Gypsy Jazz: Swing Gitan
Friday, October 17
Back by popular demand! Chicago's premiere gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan, led by Alfonso Ponticello returns to the Museum for an evening of foot-tappin' swing played on acoustic instruments in the 1930's-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt. Read more
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
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