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Make Music Chicago
Friday, June 21
Concerts at 10-11 a.m. and Noon-2 p.m.
Make Music Chicago returns in its third year to celebrate the ability of everyone to participate in music-making activities. The festival is inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique, which began in 1982 and became a worldwide phenomenon celebrating the joy of making music, with 24 hours of live music for all ages and genres in 130 countries and 460 cities.
On June 21, the Driehaus Museum’s doors open to visitors one hour early, at 9 a.m. Then, starting at 10 a.m., you’ll find Chicagoland artists entertaining audiences in the Driehaus Museum’s Sculpture Gallery. Later in the afternoon, the music will move to the Ballroom on the third floor. Make Music Chicago’s Grand Finale takes place next door to the Museum with a street party at St. James Cathedral from 5 to 9 p.m.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., general admission to the Museum is free. Admission to the Highlights of the Museum Tour at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. may be purchased for $5 per person.
A full schedule of performances throughout the city is available on MakeMusicChicago.com. This program is presented in partnership with Rush Hour Concerts.
Photo: The Merit School of Music’s Green Acre Trio, which will be performing at the Driehaus Museum from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
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.
Mark Twain Lecture
Thursday, October 6
This lecture by Jennifer A. Greenhill, PhD., Associate Professor of Art History, American Art and Visual Culture, University of Southern California explore the creative possibilities offered by the comic press during the Gilded Age through the work of Mark Twain. Read more
Thursday, October 13
This second Nickerson Lecture by Moira Gallagher, Research Assistant in the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, brings to light the significant, yet little known cabinet making and decorating enterprise of George A. Schastey. Read more
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