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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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Thursday, September 17
Learn why Western artists began incorporating Japanese motifs and aesthetic principles into their work becoming known as "Japonisme". Read more
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Wednesday, September 30
Enjoy the ensemble Baroque Band, as they perform suites and sonatas with the Modern Cello and the Baroque Viola Da Gamba. Read more
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