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The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

The Driehaus Museum Presents Chicago Tiffany Trail

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum celebrates Louis Comfort Tiffany’s impact on Chicago art and architecture with it’s current exhibition, Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany (September 7, 2019-March 8, 2020). The corresponding interactive self-guided architectural tour explores Tiffany commissions from Hyde Park to Evanston, including the Chicago Cultural Center, the Marquette Building, Macy’s on State Street, Second Presbyterian Church, and the Levere Memorial Temple. While making your way through Chicago’s Tiffany Trail, you will learn about the patrons who commissioned the projects, the technologies used to realize the designs, and how each Tiffany work is incorporated into the architectural design of each building. Chicago's Tiffany Trail is made possible by Bulley and Andrews Cover photo credit: Tiffany Studios, (American, 1902-1932), designed by Frederick Wilson (American, born Ireland, 1858-1932). King Solomon , ca. 1912-23. Leaded, enameled, and jeweled glass. The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago, 40116. Photograph by John Faier ©Driehaus Museum, 2013.

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    Tiffany and Chicago

    Tiffany and Chicago

    This interactive self-guided tour further explores the themes of Louis Comfort Tiffany's art in Chicago

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    Stop 1: Levere Memorial Temple

    Stop 1: Levere Memorial Temple

    Levere Memorial Temple is home to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and unexpected Tiffany stained glass

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    Stop 2: Rosehill Mausoleum

    Stop 2: Rosehill Mausoleum

    The largest cemetery in Chicago, Rosehill is home to over thirty Tiffany stained-glass windows

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    Stop 3: Church of Our Saviour

    Stop 3: Church of Our Saviour

    This historic church, rebuilt after the Great Chicago Fire, features two Tiffany stained glass windows

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    Stop 4: Chicago History Museum

    Stop 4: Chicago History Museum

    Now located in the museum's Chicago Room, this Tiffany window's original home was the Wrigley mansion

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    Stop 5: The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

    Stop 5: The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

    Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass Windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany now through March 8th

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    Stop 6: John B. Murphy Auditorium

    Stop 6: John B. Murphy Auditorium

    These cast bronze doors designed by Tiffany Studios depict famous figures in medical history

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    Stop 7: Chicago Cultural Center

    Stop 7: Chicago Cultural Center

    Bradley Preston Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center houses the largest Tiffany dome in the world

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    Stop 8: Macy’s on State Street

    Stop 8: Macy’s on State Street

    The former Marshall Field & Company features the first and largest Tiffany mosaic Favrile glass ceiling

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    Stop 9: Macy's Pedway

    Stop 9: Macy's Pedway

    Featuring twenty-two works of stained glass, including a Tiffany piece of a spider web in a window

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    Stop 10: The Art Institute of Chicago

    Stop 10: The Art Institute of Chicago

    The Art Institute of Chicago features another gorgeous Tiffany dome, stained glass window, and lamp

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    Stop 11: Palmer House Hilton

    Stop 11: Palmer House Hilton

    The bronze doors and candelabras at the iconic and opulent hotel are attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany

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    Stop 12: The Marquette Building

    Stop 12: The Marquette Building

    This lobby friezecreated by Tiffany Glass depicts Father Jacques Marquette's missionary work in the area

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    Stop 13: Second Presbyterian Church

    Stop 13: Second Presbyterian Church

    Spiritual home to leading citizens in the Gilded Age, this church features Tiffany ecclesiastical windows

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    Stop 14: Hyde Park Union Church

    Stop 14: Hyde Park Union Church

    Four windows at this church were created by Tiffany artisans but only one is signed by the studio

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