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The Driehaus Museum Announces Fifth Season Schedule for Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Richard H. Driehaus Museum announces its fifth season of the Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series, an annual program which seeks to foster appreciation for historic architecture and design. The 2014 lectures are:

Consumer's Metropolis: The Loop in the Age of Daniel Burnham (Mar. 20):  Emily Remus examines how Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago created a consumers' metropolis that pushed industry to the margins and opened up the Loop to the leisure class.

The First American Skyscrapers: Chicago and New York (Apr. 17):  Barry Lewis contrasts the work of New York's Richard Morris Hunt, Cass Gilbert and McKim, Mead & White and Chicago's Louis Sullivan and Burnham and Root. 

Hearst Ranch:  Family, Land, and Legacy (May 15):  Victoria Kastner draws on a vast archive of private Hearst family records and extensive personal correspondence to share new stories and rare historic images of Hearst Ranch.

The Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company (Sept. 18):  Richard Pennington explores the Low Art Tile Company, which created some of the finest ceramic tiles ever produced in the United States, including examples on view at the Museum.

Gardens for a Beautiful America (Oct. 30):  Sam Watters discusses the work of wealthy women and women landscape architects, who rallied clubs and societies to green America through design and horticulture.

Each lecture begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Museum members and $15 for the public. To purchase tickets, visit DriehausMuseum.org.

About the Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series

The Nickerson Lecture Series explores the milieu in which Samuel Nickerson operated and the principles in art, architecture, and design that governed the creation of his remarkable home. The program serves to situate the Nickerson Mansion within the context of social artistic developments of the period and against the wider background of America's Gilded Age.

About the Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is a rare example of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age. The galleries are furnished with fine and decorative arts of the late 19th and early 20th century, presented in harmony with the restored interiors and surviving furnishings of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion.

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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