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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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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
Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light
Wednesday, November 12
Louis C. Tiffany used colored glass as a painter uses pigments. In this illustrated lecture, Lindsy Parrott, Director/Curator of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, will explore the history of Tiffany's glass and highlight some of the special types of glass found in his celebrated windows and lamps. Read more
Sounds of the Season
Saturday, November 22
Once again this year, period-dressed carolers treat passersby to their favorite holiday songs from the Museum's front porch. Stop by before making your way to the Magnificent Mile's Lights Festival! Read more
Santa Saturday 2
Saturdays, December 13 and 20
Celebrate the traditions of Gilded Age America that continue to make our winter holidays special! Read more
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