Archives For March 2012

The Driehaus Museum is home to an Italian neo-classical sculpture which depicts, in life-sized figures, a well-known myth.

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I came across a 1910 article from the New York Times while mining for information on an upcoming post about live-in servants (stay tuned!). This piece, a snarky catalogue of the Scrooge-like ways of big-name New Yorkers, wasn’t helpful to that end, but it made for an extremely amusing read.

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Film artist, educator, and Museum member Adele Friedman talks about the agony of choosing between Lucian Freud and J. M. W. Turner, returning to her native Chicago, and discovering the Driehaus Museum.

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Themes linking corruption and dissatisfaction to wealth aren’t mired exclusively in the Gilded Age.

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