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Saturday, September 19
Fall Book Club: Remembering Marshall Field's
Go back in time over 150 years ago when Marshall Field's was Chicago's premiere department store. Read more

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June 22, 2015
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Nature in Early 20th-Century Art Jewelry
Jewelers in the 20th Century used nature in terms of flowers and branches, but some went a bit more grotesque with images of bats, snakes, and spiders. Read More


Stained glass dome at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Driehaus Museum offers visitors a fascinating view of one of the few remaining examples of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age.

The galleries, elegantly furnished with period pieces selected from the Driehaus Collection, are presented in harmony with the interiors and surviving furnishings, immersing visitors in the original splendor of this late 19th-century home. Read more

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Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry features more than two hundred and fifty pieces of jewelry created in the early decades of the twentieth century. During this vibrant period, jewelry makers in the world’s centers of design created audacious new styles in response to the growing industrialization of the world and the changing role of women in society. Their “alternative” designs—boldly artistic, exquisitely detailed, handwrought, and inspired by nature—became known as art jewelry.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
The Museum is open for self-guided visitation during regular hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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June 29, 2015
Newark Museum Opens "From Pearls to Platinum to Plastic"
Newark Museum's new exhibition focuses on the inventiveness of materials used in jewelry making over the centuries. Read More

June 25, 2015
Announcing Dressing Downton in 2016
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times to open at the Museum February 9, 2016. Read More

May 29, 2015
Farewell to AAM President Ford W. Bell
The Driehaus Museum thanks Ford Bell for his dedication to American museums. Read More

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