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Meet the Experts: Art Rescue 911

Thursday, April 26 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Bernacki & Associates is one of Chicago’s premier conservation & restoration firms specializing in “saving” period furniture, objects, historic millwork and architectural elements.

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Family Day - Marionette Show

Saturday, April 28 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dave Herzog’s Marionettes presents “Dragon Days and Knight Time.” Join King Percy the Persnickety and guests as they celebrate his majesty’s Birthday.

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DePaul at the Driehaus: DePaul Chamber Music Showcase

Tuesday, May 1 7 – 9 p.m

Discover the next generation of classical music talent in this performance by some of the top student chamber ensembles at the DePaul School of Music.

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A Toast to the Gilded Age: Bourbon, Bowties, & Bonnets

Friday, May 4 6 - 8 p.m.

Explore the history of bourbon within the context of America’s longest running sporting event, The Kentucky Derby, first held in 1875.

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Flowers for Mom! Make a Mother’s Day Centerpiece

Sunday, May 13 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Don’t just buy Mom a bouquet this Mother’s Day - make it! World renowned designer Michael Gaffney teaches the art of creating incredible arrangements.

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The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body & Design

Wednesday, May 16 6 – 7:30 p.m.

This lively discussion, by UC Berkeley professor Galen Cranz, will focus on the sociological development of chair design and its relationship to the body, posture, and ergonomics.

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The Three Bears & Their Chairs

Saturday, May 19 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us for this family friendly event that explores our current exhibition, The Art of Seating, through the popular fairy tale.

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Designing Women: Florence Knoll

Tuesday, May 22 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn how Knoll’s business savvy and vision transformed a furniture design firm into an enterprise that played a major role in defining the mid-century modern design aesthetic.

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The Art & Science of Ornament: Why the Details Matter

Thursday, May 24 Reception at 5:30, Presentation at 6:30

More than just the capturing of space, architecture impacts us all on conscious and subconscious levels, in particular through the presence and/or absence of architectural ornament.

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Leading Ladies of Chicago’s Columbian Exposition: Celebrating 125 Years

Tuesday, June 5 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Historian Sally Kalmbach will discuss how Gilded Age Chicago’s leading ladies played an integral leadership role in planning the World’s Fair and cultivating Chicago’s successful future.

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Designing Women: Refining Landscapes with Vivian Beer

Thursday, June 14 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Vivian Beer is one of two 21st century designers featured in The Art of Seating. This discussion will provide a window into her inspiration, skills, and creative process.

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Living Dangerously: The Social Change Work of Jane Addams and the Hull-House Settlement

Thursday, June 21 6 – 7:30 p.m.

In recognition of Pride Month, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum director and chief curator, Jennifer Scott discusses Jane Addams’ important contributions to social change.

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