Archives For October 2012

The Victorian era was the golden age of the ghost story. We asked Bradley Deane, associate professor of English at the University of Minnesota Morris, to share a few spooky favorites from the period—all with an art twist.

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Read on for a Q&A with Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio, the final speaker of the 2012 Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series who explored the decorative metals of the Aesthetic Movement last week.

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Although little of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition remains, a few lovingly reconstructed gems do still stand in Chicago’s Jackson Park.

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Musician Katherine Young explains the intricate inspirations underlying the work she composed and performed, during Open House Chicago, inside the Driehaus Museum.

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This morning marks the end of the two-day blaze that destroyed about four miles of early Chicago.

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Part of the Museum’s mission is to champion the ideals of preservation. Here’s a look at one of the most impressive parts of our award-winning restoration of 2003–2008: cleaning a crust of pollutants from the sandstone exterior.

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