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Tiffany Travel Tour
Louis Comfort Tiffany: From Calla Lilies to Cathedrals
Saturdays, October 5 through December 28
12:30 to 3 p.m.
Museum Members $35; Public $45 Buy tickets
To receive the member discount, members must log in after clicking through to the ticket purchase screen. Discounts will be applied during check-out. For information about Driehaus Museum membership benefits, please visit the Join section of the website or call 312 482 8933, ext. 39.
Spend an afternoon with Tiffany in situ! This unique travel tour takes you from miniatures to monumental windows, revealing the artist’s ability to create objects for a variety of settings and purposes.
The afternoon begins with a guided highlights tour of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, exhibited within the Driehaus Museum’s late 19th-century domestic interiors. Next, travel by private motor coach to Second Presbyterian Church, one of the best surviving Arts and Crafts churches in America and a national historic landmark, to enjoy a guided tour of the sanctuary’s nine original Tiffany windows. Guests will experience the artist’s wide range of subject matter, including pastoral landscapes, jeweled abstracts, and religious figural works, as well as his unparalleled ability to infuse both intimate personal objects and large-scale commissions with exceptional beauty.
As space is limited, advance ticket purchase is required. Ticket includes Driehaus Museum general admission, guided tours of each location, and round-trip transportation from the Museum. For questions about accessibility during the tour, please call 312 482 8933, ext. 21.
Please note: this tour will not take place on October 19, nor on November 16 when it coincides with the one-day symposium Louis Comfort Tiffany: The Artist & His Legacy.
Image: Tiffany Studios (American, est. 1902), flowerform vase (detail), c. 1900-03. 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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