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The "Tiffany Girls" Studio Tour
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 25 through September 1
Adults $18; Youth (10-17 years) $8 Buy tickets
The year is 1899. The wealthy and influential of Chicago’s nouveau chic society have been invited to a special, private viewing of the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company’s temporary workshop and domestic showroom in the city, built within the lavish Nickerson Mansion. Their hosts are two of Tiffany’s most accomplished female designers, Agnes Northrop and Clara Driscoll, who are busy making preparations for the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris.
In this highly interactive living history tour, participants—through their new fictional identities as prominent members of Gilded Age society—learn the true history of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department, established by Tiffany in New York in 1892. Led by designer Clara Driscoll, whose surviving letters have illuminated the talented artisans known as the Tiffany Girls and provide the backbone of the tour, this department expertly executed some of Tiffany’s best-known designs in lamps, windows, and decorative objects.
During this tour learn more about the private lives and talents of these new, independent 19th-century women, Clara Driscoll and Agnes Northrop. Guests also get a hands-on experience of the process of selecting and cutting glass for new lamp and window designs, discuss the balance between art and business, and explore the Driehaus Museum’s exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection through the eyes of Tiffany’s designers.
Ticket includes Museum general admission.
Please pardon our appearance as we restore the limestone stairs that lead to the front door of the Museum.
Image: View of the Glass Room with Women at Work, Oct., 1894.
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.
Death, Disease and Bones: The Lincoln Park Walking Tour
Saturdays, October 18 & November 1
Wednesday, October 29
On this fascinating walking tour, learn about the macabre history of Chicago's Lincoln Park, which was once a vast, windswept cemetery. 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
An Intimate Evening with Bach
Thursday November 13
Join us as award-winning and nationally celebrated Colombian-American cellist, Christine Lamprea makes her debut at performing J.S. Bach’s classic, Suite No. 6 together with an inspired medley of 20th-century compositions. 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
Glitter & Gold Holiday Brunch
Saturday, December 6
Gather with family and friends for our first holiday brunch in the Museum’s historic Ballroom. Read more
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Holiday Cabaret
Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13
‘Tis the season to delight in the sensational vocal-stylings of acclaimed artist, David Edelfeldt. Together, he and Chicago’s favorite chanteuse, Becky McKenzie will perform winter and holiday favorites in their popular cabaret-style, while you enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. 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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