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Driehaus Museum Announces Lineup of New Fall Programs

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Driehaus Museum offers fascinating lectures, concerts, tours, and more! The lineup for January through March 2014 follows:

Winter Book Club – The Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter Palmer's Chicago (Jan. 30 and Feb. 5): Explore the fascinating details of Bertha Honore Palmer's life and join in the lively discussion with popular Chicago historian Sally Kalmbach.

Winter Blues with John Moulder (Feb. 6): Come in from the cold for an evening of Chicago blues.  John Moulder will chase away those winter blues with jazz favorites such as Blind Willie McTell's "Cold Winter Day" and Wayne Horvitz's "Nine Below Zero".

J'aime Paris Cabaret:  Love Songs of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet 
(Feb. 12): Celebrate Valentine's Day in classic Paris street cabaret style. The French Cabaret Duo transports you to romantic Paris, blending their voices with the unique sounds of the Paris street accordion.

The Gilded Age with Rachmaninoff and His Contemporaries (Feb. 24): Inspired by Tiffany's iconic works on view at the Museum, Rembrandt Chamber Players brings you compositions from late 19th century composers who inspired by the cultural milieu of the Gilded Age.

Ella, Billie, and the Femme Fatales of Jazz (Mar. 27): Join us as the Rose Colella Trio salutes Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and the femme fatales who conquered the jazz genre.

"Tiffany Girls" Studio Tour (Saturdays and Sundays in March): Sneak into the "studio" with Tiffany designers Clara Driscoll and Agnes Northup. This living history tour takes you back in time to a re-created late 19th century Tiffany Studios leaded glass workshop.

For more upcoming programs, including exhibition-related events and guided tours, please visit DriehausMuseum.org.

About the Driehaus Museum

Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum is a fascinating and rare example of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age. The galleries are elegantly furnished with pieces from the most celebrated designers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Herter Brothers. These objets d'art are presented in harmony with the immaculately-restored interiors and surviving furnishings of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion. For more information about the Museum, visit

DriehausMuseum.org.

Members of the media may contact Samantha Chmelik, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, for more information: 312 482 8933, ext. 39 or [email protected]. High-resolution images are available at www.driehausmuseum.org/press/images.

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