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Exhibition Curator’s Lecture:
Tiffany in Chicago
Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29
Saturday: 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.
Museum Members $15; Public $25 Buy tickets
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Following his great success at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, Louis Comfort Tiffany became a household name in Chicago. Expanding on his essay in the exhibition catalogue, Exhibition Curator David A. Hanks presents insights into Tiffany’s largely unknown legacy in Chicago, including his important commissions for such prominent Chicagoans as Mrs. Henry Field and John G. Shedd.
Mr. Hanks will be available to sign copies of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection after his lecture. Doors open one hour prior to the start of each lecture. Ticket includes Museum general admission.
About the Speaker
David A. Hanks is the curator of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection. Mr. Hanks served as Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently the curator of the Stewart Program for Modern Design in Montreal. He has written extensively on 19th- and 20th-century decorative design, including The Century of Modern Design.
Image: Fountain in Pompeiian Room, Auditorium Annex, Chicago, Ill. Original postcard publisher: Detroit Publishing.
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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
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
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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