The Board of the Driehaus Museum invites you to join us for The Gilded Gala, a celebration of the Museum’s 15th anniversary on the Museum’s campus, the historic Nickerson Mansion and Murphy Auditorium. The evening is dedicated to supporting education programs at the Driehaus Museum and honoring Sunny Fischer for her dedication to preservation, philanthropy, and supporting change throughout Chicago.
Thursday, November 30, 2023
40 E. Erie Street
Co-Chairs Zachary Lazar and Gary Metzner
Performances from Students of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
Attire is Cocktail Chic
Valet parking will be available.
Cocktail Reception and Viewing of Glass to Garden: Tiffany Inspired Floral Designs
Experience the Driehaus Museum’s stunning collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany decorative arts in an entirely new way. Working with several Chicago emerging floral artists, the Museum will feature newly commissioned floral installations and exhibit them in dialogue with the prismatic beauty of Tiffany’s creations. This immersive experience will premiere at the Gilded Gala.
Dinner and Presentation Honoring 2023 Gilded Gala Honoree Sunny Fischer
Sunny Fischer was Executive Director of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation from 1992-2013 (part-time till 2000). In that role she developed programs on the built environment, the arts (particularly small arts groups), investigative journalism, and the working poor, among others. She was also Executive Director of The Sophia Fund, the first private women’s foundation in the country devoted exclusively to women’s issues, particularly violence against women, reproductive rights, and economic justice.