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Frederick James Partridge Frederick James Partridge (English, 1877-1942) for Liberty & Co. (English, established 1875), Tiara with Corn Design, c. 1900. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus. Photograph by John A. Faier, 2014, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.




Located just steps away from the hustle of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the Driehaus Museum immerses visitors in Gilded Age-era decorative arts, design, and architecture. The splendor of the 19th-century is celebrated by the Museum’s culturally and historically significant setting within the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion. Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry features more than 250 exemplary works of art jewelry between the Victorian Era and the First World War, including cloak clasps, hair ornaments, pins, brooches, rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and several tiaras. This groundbreaking exhibition illuminates the international proliferation of art jewelry through the lens of woman as its maker and muse. Expert museum guides lend insight into the mansion’s magnificent interiors, stunning pieces from the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts, and the five- year restoration project that returned the building to its original splendor.

Our day includes museum and special exhibition entry. After the tour we will eat lunch and have free time to explore the rest of the museum or walk Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

This trip was a collaborative effort between Community Education and Parkland's Giertz Gallery to assist with art exhibits and programming.



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