Stop 9: Macy's Pedway

111 N State St Chicago

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Written By The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th century to the present. Its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions are presented in an immersive experience within the restored Nickerson Mansion, completed in 1883. Vibrant educational and cultural programs, as well as exhibitions, place the Gilded Age in context and illuminate the history, culture and urban fabric of Chicago. Photo by Alexander Vertikoff, 2014.

Macy's Pedway: The Art of Victorian Stained Glass

Installed in December of 2013, the Macy’s Pedway displays twenty-two examples of late 19th century American designed stained-glass windows. The windows from the collection of the now closed Smith Museum of Stained-Glass Windows, at Navy Pier. This impressive collection includes one window from Tiffany Studios, as well as windows from Tiffany’s closest rival, John La Farge.

Spider Web was made by Tiffany Studios between 1894-1900. The subject matter of this window, a spider web amongst red and pink flowers, may seem like an unusual topic for a stained-glass window. However, it displays a nineteenth-century interest in depicting scientific and natural subjects. Tiffany and his artists often turned to the natural world for inspiration.

Mon-Sat. 10-9, Sunday 11-8, Free. Entrance in the bookstore area of Macy’s lower level.

Cover photo credit: UrbanImages / Alamy Stock Photo

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