Chicago Area Events & Exhibitions


Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840
March 17, 2015 – June 21, 2015
Art Institute Chicago

Presenting over 300 objects drawn from public and private collections across North America—as well as the Art Institute’s own important collection of Irish decorative and fine arts—this exhibition is the first to explore the rich and complex art and culture of Ireland during the long 18th century.








Maker & Mus: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry
February 14, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Driehaus Museum

Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry features more than 250 exemplary works of art jewelry between the Victorian Era and the First World War, including cloak clasps, hair ornaments, pins, brooches, rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and several tiaras. This groundbreaking exhibition illuminates the international proliferation of art jewelry through the lens of woman as its maker and muse.