Chicago Collects: Jewelry in Perspective at Driehaus Museum

Driehaus Museum

This summer, the Windy City’s cultural landscape takes a dazzling turn as the Driehaus Museum proudly unveils “Chicago Collects: Jewelry in Perspective.” With over two hundred pieces from the 17th century to the present, sourced from prestigious Chicago collections, this exhibition promises to be a beacon of artistry and elegance.

Exploring a Legacy of Ornamental Opulence

As visitors step into the museum, they’re greeted by a timeline chronicling the stylistic evolution of jewelry over centuries. From the enchanting allure of Art Nouveau to the sleek sophistication of Mid-Century Modern designs, each piece narrates a tale of exquisite craftsmanship and historical significance.

Glimpses of Splendor

Among the treasures showcased are rare artifacts from the 1893 World’s Fair, masterpieces crafted by renowned artists like Rene Lalique, and bespoke creations from Chicago’s own Kalo Shop. The exhibition’s curation not only celebrates the legacy of jewelry but also pays homage to the vibrant cultural tapestry of Chicago.

Celebrating Tradition and Innovation

This celebration of jewelry wouldn’t be complete without interactive events. From insightful discussions with curators to virtual conferences on jewelry history, the museum offers a myriad of opportunities to delve deeper into this captivating world of adornment.

Unraveling Chicago’s Jeweled Legacy

Delve into the enchanting world of jewelry with “Chicago Collects: Jewelry in Perspective” at the Driehaus Museum, a testament to the city’s rich cultural heritage and its enduring love affair with all things elegant and ornate.

Practical Information

Location: Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie Street, Chicago

Exhibition Dates: May 23 to September 23, 2024

Tickets: General admission tickets can be purchased online or at the museum entrance.

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