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Driehaus Museum Announces Fall Lineup of Tiffany Tours and Exhibition-Related Programs

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In concert with its exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, which opens September 28, the Driehaus Museum will offer public programs to deepen the enjoyment of the artist's unparalleled talent.

Exhibition-related programs and tours are as follows:

Tiffany Travel Tours (Saturdays, October–December): Join an expert Museum guide and travel by private motor bus to explore Tiffany's legacy in Chicago.

Mastery in Glass (Saturdays, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) Experience Tiffany's artistry and legacy in Chicago with private guided tours of three distinctive locations: the Driehaus Museum exhibition, historic Second Presbyterian Church, and Driehaus Gallery of Stained Glass on Navy Pier.

From Calla Lilies to Cathedrals (Saturdays, 12:30–3 p.m.) Spend an afternoon with Tiffany in situ!  After a private guided tour of the Museum's special exhibition, you will visit National Historic Landmark Second Presbyterian Church.

Tiffany at Twilight Tours (First and third Tuesdays starting October 1, 6:30 p.m.): Enjoy our newly extended evening hours and an exhibition highlights tour to discover Gilded Age America's seminal artist as twilight descends.

Curator's Lecture: Tiffany in Chicago (September 29): Following his great success at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, Louis Comfort Tiffany became a household name in Chicago. Expanding on his essay in the exhibition catalogue, Curator David A. Hanks presents insights into Tiffany's impact on Chicago.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: The Artist and His Legacy (November 16): This one-day symposium features distinguished guest speakers who will explore the artistry and legacy of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

For information about daily guided tours and Acoustiguide audio tours of the exhibition and additional upcoming programs, please visit DriehausMuseum.org.

About the Driehaus Museum 
Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum is a fascinating and rare example of the palatial homes erected during America's Gilded Age. The galleries are elegantly furnished with pieces from celebrated designers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Herter Brothers. These objets d'art are presented in harmony with the immaculately-restored interiors and surviving furnishings of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion. For more information about the Museum, visit DriehausMuseum.org.

Members of the media may contact Samantha Chmelik, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, for more information: 312 482 8933, ext. 39 or schmelik@driehausmuseum.org. High-resolution images are available at www.driehausmuseum.org/press/images.

SOURCE Richard H. Driehaus Museum



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