SOLD OUT | Chicago History Museum Special Exhibit Tour

Meet the original influencers. Featuring thirty garments by designers such as Chanel, Vionnet, Valentina, Paul du Pont, Howard Greer, and Adrian, we'll be introduced to a time when sophisticated design lent a perception of stability as the nation grappled with its reinvention.

Join fellow alumni for this private docent lead tour of the Chicago History Museum new exhibit Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930's and 40's. Showcasing fashions from Paris, New York, Chicago, and Hollywood, Silver Screen to Mainstream tracks how Hollywood's glamorous reach extended to all classes in the 1930s through the 1940s. The exhibition tells a tale of making it big, making do, and maintaining appearances during a tumultuous era in American history. Featuring thirty garments by designers such as Chanel, Vionnet, Valentina, Paul du Pont, Howard Greer, and Adrian, we'll be introduced to a time when sophisticated design lent a perception of stability as the nation grappled with its reinvention. After the tour either enjoy the museum other exhibits or join Amy for a self-hosted lunch at the museum North & Clark cafe.
 

Event Details

  • Meet event host in lobby to check in from 10:15-10:25 am.
  • Tour promptly starts at 10:30 am.
  • After tour either enjoy the museum other exhibits or join Amy for a self-hosted lunch at the museum cafe.
  • Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive. Parking $10 in Chicago History lot with museum validation. Street parking is first come first serve around the museum.

Can't make the tour? This collection is now accessible to the public through the Museum’s Research Center, which holds the Museum’s archives, manuscripts, prints and photographs and more.


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Registration
If you want to register over the phone or via email, contact the Alumni Association at 773.702.2150 or email alumniassociation@uchicago.edu. If you send or leave a message, include your name, club event, and preferred contact information. A staff member will return your message during regular business hours 8:30 am–5:00 pm CT Monday–Friday. If registering over the phone be prepared to share your guest’s name, an email for event confirmation, and allow up to two weeks for the registration process to be completed, including charges to your credit card, listing on the “Look Who’s Coming”, and viewing the event in your account.
 

Event Questions
If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event, e.g., where to meet, special assistance requests, parking, please contact Amy Simoneau at amysimoneau@uchicago.edu.
 

       

 

Event Information

Cost: $23.00/per person
Event limited to 10 spaces and tickets are nonrefundable.

When:

10:15AM - 11:30AM Sat 28 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Central )

Where:

The Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

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Look Who's Coming:

Amy Simoneau
Howard Stolar
  Carol Wolk Interiors
Guest of Howard Stolar
Sonja Velins
James Newark
  Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Courtney Villa
  DePaul University
John King
Jacqueline King
... a total of 10 guests.
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Event Contact
Amy Simoneau, Alumni Association
amysimoneau@uchicago.edu