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Louis Comfort Tiffany: The Artist & His Legacy
Saturday, November 16
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Museum Members $60; Public $75; Students with valid ID $30 Buy tickets
The symposium explores the artistry and legacy of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Michael J. Burlingham, Tiffany’s great-grandson, delivers the keynote presentation, which is followed by symposium host WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer’s interview with Museum founder and collector Richard H. Driehaus. The program culminates in the afternoon with engaging presentations and a lively panel discussion featuring Exhibition Curator David A. Hanks; Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago; and Carolyn Pastel, Vice President and Senior Specialist, 20th Century Decorative Art Department, Christie’s, New York.
This is a rare opportunity to hear the unique insights and perspectives of speakers as they explore one of America’s seminal artists. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m to 3 p.m. in The Murphy at 50 East Erie Street, adjacent to the Driehaus Museum. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Discounted rates for group ticket purchases of 10 or more are available. Please contact the Museum at 312 482 8933, ext. 31.
This symposium is sponsored in part by presenting sponsor BMO Harris Bank, with additional support from Christie’s.
Image: Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (American, est. 1892). Vase, c. 1897-98. Mounts designed by Édouard Colonna (1862-1948) in c. 1898. Photograph by John Faier © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 2013.
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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
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