2016 Event Archives

April 14, 2016
"Artists, Collectors, Donors: The Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection at the Art Institute"
by Jeff Nigro, Adjunct Lecturer in Museum Education at the Art Institute of Chicago

September 7, 2016
"Early Artistic Glass in Chicago: The Work of Tiffany Before 1900"
by Kathleen Cummings

November 17, 2016
"People, Places, and Points to be Made: The Art of Archibald Motley"
by Amy Mooney, Ph.D

Co-Sponsored Event

October 8, 2016

Historic Preservation at 50: Chicago and the Future of the Movement at Glessner House Museum


Special Event

June 22, 2016
Friends Celebrates Chicago History: "Making History at the 1893World's Columbian Exposition" 
lecture by Diane Dillon, Director of Undergraduate Programs at The Newberry Library


August 6, 2016
Howard Van Doren Shaw in Lake Forest walking tour

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