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  Maker & Muse   Maker & Muse: Women and
Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry
Saturday, February 14-January 3, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

This new exhibit at The Driehaus Museum features more than two hundred and fifty pieces of jewelry created in the early decades of the twentieth century. The exhibit explores five different areas of art jewelry design and fabrication: the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain, Art Nouveau in France, Jugendstil in Germany and Austria, Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York, and American Arts and Crafts in Chicago. To learn more…
  VSA Summer Schools  

VSA Summer Schools
Saturday, June 27-Sunday, July 12
London, England

Study architecture, art, landscape, and preservation at Victorian Society in America (VSA) Summer Schools in Newport, Chicago, and London. You will enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic sites, engaging social experiences, and opportunities to get behind the scenes at museums and galleries. To learn more…

  Chicago Architecture Biennial  

Chicago Architecture Biennial
Thursday, October 1-Sunday, January 3
Chicago, Illinois

An international forum on architecture and the designed environment. To learn more…

  2015 Built Environment Symposium  

2015 Built Environment Symposium
The Chicago Tradition in Architecture:
Inspiration or Artifact?
Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10
Chicago, Illinois


Where is the legacy of Chicago’s great building tradition in today’s Chicago architecture? What aspects of this tradition are still relevant and how should we use them? The Friday evening keynote address will discuss the context and development of Chicago architectural traditions and venture some conclusions about how contemporary architecture fits, or fails to fit into those traditions. On Saturday, speakers will stake out various critical positions in Chicago’s architectural traditions through “polemics,” other speakers will draw on specific examples from their own work as guidelines for new design. Presented by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. To learn more…

  Past Forward Conference  

Past Forward Conference
Tuesday, November 3-Friday, November 6
Washington, DC

Kick off a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference. Programming will focus on urban strategies, federal innovation and excellence, and best practices in historic site stewardship and interpretation. To learn more…








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