Silver Screen to Mainstream at the Chicago History Museum

Visit this exhibition of ‘30s and ‘40s American style and fashion influenced by Paris, New York, Chicago and Hollywood that extended to all social classes. Featuring garments by designers Chanel, Vionnet and Valentino—experience the sophisticated design and glamour of a generation that permeated everyday tastes. Also visit the DePaul Art Museum’s exhibitions before enjoying dinner at J. Parker, a rooftop lounge above the Hotel Lincoln with spectacular views of Chicago and the lake.

RSVP by 01/13/20. Departure 10:45 a.m. Expected Return 9 p.m. Price: NIU Art Museum Members $25; Non-Member St/Sr $30; Non-Member Adult $35. Ticket price includes transportation. Admission on your own to CHM $19 A/$17 St/Sr. Meals (lunch and dinner) and incidentals not included.


Registration and advance payment for the trips are required for all excursions.  To reserve your seat on the bus, please contact the NIU Art Museum office by calling 815-753-1936 or email the Art Museum’s Education Coordinator Stuart Henn at Cash, check, or credit card payments are accepted.

Image: Cover of Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930s and ‘40s exhibition catalog by Virginia Heaven produced by the Chicago History Museum.

Thursday, January 16 at 10:45 AM to 9:00 PM

NIU Art Museum
Altgeld Hall First Floor, 595 College Ave. DeKalb, IL 60115

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Concerts, Exhibits and Performances


Arts and Culture

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Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public



NIU Art Museum Members $25; Non-Member St/Sr $30; Non-Member Adult $35.

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