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“All That Glitters” Chicago Portraits in the Gilded Age

Thursday September 20 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Cultural historian Celia Hilliard will take a look back at the sometimes fraught enterprise of Gilded Age portrait commissions.

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2018 Signature Lecture: Mansions and Matrons: Women, Wealth, and the Power Houses of America’s Gilded Age

Wednesday, October 10 6 - 8 p.m.

This year’s Signature Lecture continues our exploration of women and design by examining the role women played in the rise of the luxurious mansion in the Gilded Age.

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Gilded Chicago: Portraits of a Proud Era

Thursday, October 18 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Jeannine Falino will discuss the ascent of the City’s emerging industrialists and the solidification of their new wealth through the purchase of homes, furnishings, and portraits.

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Chicago Opera Theater’s Iolanta

Tuesday, October 23 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Opera at the Marble Palace! Experience the opulent music of the Gilded Age with Tchaikovsky’s last opera.

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