John J. Glessner 175th Birthday Celebration
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

John J. Glessner 175th Birthday Celebration

SOLD OUT! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to dine in the historic dining room as we gather to celebrate the 175th birthday of John J. Glessner, who was born on January 26, 1843 in Zanesville, Ohio.  Selected artifacts and remarks by curator William Tyre will focus on John Glessner’s role in creating the house, and his lasting legacy in Chicago.  And birthday cake will be served, of course!

 

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Frederic Clay Bartlett: Artist and Collector
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Frederic Clay Bartlett: Artist and Collector

Frederic Clay Bartlett (1873-1953) was one of the first Americans to be admitted to the Royal Academy in Munich, and studied with leading European artists of the day before returning to Chicago in 1900.  Establishing his studio in the Fine Arts Building, he received a number of significant mural commissions and also completed numerous paintings which were exhibited at the Art Institute and elsewhere.  In the 1920s, he donated an important collection of post-Impressionist paintings to the Art Institute including the first works by Picasso, Degas, and Van Gogh to enter the museum collection.  In this lecture, Executive Director and Curator William Tyre will explore Bartlett’s career as both artist and collector and the impact it had on Chicago’s art scene.  A partner program of Art Design Chicago.

 

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Glessner House and the Arts & Crafts Movement
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Glessner House and the Arts & Crafts Movement

Glessner House is internationally recognized as a pivotal work of architect H. H. Richardson.  But equally important is the significant collection of furniture and decorative arts that John and Frances Glessner selected and commissioned to furnish their home.  In these special behind-the-scenes tours, Executive Director and Curator William Tyre will showcase items from the collection that demonstrate Frances Glessner’s commitment to the tenets of the Arts & Crafts movement, both as a collector and as a talented silversmith, jewelry maker, and needle worker.  The work of Isaac E. Scott will be highlighted.  Over the course of  more than 40 years, Scott designed and executed countless pieces for the family, including furniture, picture frames, earthenware, pewter and embroidery designs.  A partner program of Art Design Chicago.

 

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Titanic in Music and Story
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

Titanic in Music and Story

Commemorating the 106th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912, this program will feature John W. W. Sherer, organist and director of music at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago.  Sherer, who has been hailed by critics as "a terrific musician, a pronounced virtuoso who plays with assurance, authority and superb energy," will perform music from 1912, music heard aboard Titanic, and music written to honor those lost, while telling riveting and heartbreaking stories behind the fateful voyage and the 1,500 victims.

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Glessner House and the Arts & Crafts Movement
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Glessner House and the Arts & Crafts Movement

Glessner House is internationally recognized as a pivotal work of architect H. H. Richardson.  But equally important is the significant collection of furniture and decorative arts that John and Frances Glessner selected and commissioned to furnish their home.  In these special behind-the-scenes tours, Executive Director and Curator William Tyre will showcase items from the collection that demonstrate Frances Glessner’s commitment to the tenets of the Arts & Crafts movement, both as a collector and as a talented silversmith, jewelry maker, and needle worker.  The work of Isaac E. Scott will be highlighted.  Over the course of  more than 40 years, Scott designed and executed countless pieces for the family, including furniture, picture frames, earthenware, pewter and embroidery designs.  A partner program of Art Design Chicago.

 

 

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A Walk Through Time
Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

A Walk Through Time

This very special tour provides attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several historic homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District.  Following the tour, attendees are invited to return to the museum for a reception and silent auction, featuring theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, architectural fragments, and other items of interest.

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Glessner House and the Arts & Crafts Movement
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Glessner House and the Arts & Crafts Movement

Glessner House is internationally recognized as a pivotal work of architect H. H. Richardson.  But equally important is the significant collection of furniture and decorative arts that John and Frances Glessner selected and commissioned to furnish their home.  In these special behind-the-scenes tours, Executive Director and Curator William Tyre will showcase items from the collection that demonstrate Frances Glessner’s commitment to the tenets of the Arts & Crafts movement, both as a collector and as a talented silversmith, jewelry maker, and needle worker.  The work of Isaac E. Scott will be highlighted.  Over the course of  more than 40 years, Scott designed and executed countless pieces for the family, including furniture, picture frames, earthenware, pewter and embroidery designs.  A partner program of Art Design Chicago

 

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Glessner House and the Arts & Crafts Movement
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Glessner House and the Arts & Crafts Movement

Glessner House is internationally recognized as a pivotal work of architect H. H. Richardson.  But equally important is the significant collection of furniture and decorative arts that John and Frances Glessner selected and commissioned to furnish their home.  In these special behind-the-scenes tours, Executive Director and Curator William Tyre will showcase items from the collection that demonstrate Frances Glessner’s commitment to the tenets of the Arts & Crafts movement, both as a collector and as a talented silversmith, jewelry maker, and needle worker.  The work of Isaac E. Scott will be highlighted.  Over the course of  more than 40 years, Scott designed and executed countless pieces for the family, including furniture, picture frames, earthenware, pewter and embroidery designs.  A partner program of Art Design Chicago.

 

 

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