New Exhibitions Opening at the Driehaus Museum

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From September 8, 2018 – January 6, 2018 the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street, presents three exhibitions focusing on portraits from the Gilded Age and late 19th-century Chicago. The focal exhibition of the Driehaus Museum’s fall season, Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America, organized by the New-York Historical Society, looks at the popular revival of formal portraiture in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Gilded Chicago: Portraits of an Era explores how the resurgence of portraiture manifested itself in Chicago. The exhibition includes ten paintings of Gilded Age Chicagoans—with familiar last names such as McCormick, Field, Pullman, and Nickerson. In addition to the two Gilded Age portrait exhibitions, Treasures from the White City: The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 will be on display in the Museum’s third floor galleries. Objects are drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as the collection of Richard H. Driehaus, featuring original works and memorabilia designed for and exhibited at the fair. For more information, visit

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