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Thursday, September 17
Nickerson Lecture: The 'Japan Craze' on Paper - Japonisme in American Graphic Art
Learn why Western artists began incorporating Japanese motifs and aesthetic principles into their work becoming known as "Japonisme". Read more

Wednesday, September 30
Concert: Friend or Foe? An Evening of Cello and Viola Music
Enjoy the ensemble Baroque Band, as they perform suites and sonatas with the Modern Cello and the Baroque Viola Da Gamba. Read more

Museum Blog

July 30, 2015
[New Acquisition] Mr. Vanderbilt’s House and Collection
Mr. Vanderbilt’s House and Collection, a beautifully bound two-volume set that brings to life William H. Vanderbilt’s monumental “Brownstone Twins” is now on view in the Sculpture Gallery at the Driehaus Museum. Read More

Welcome

Stained glass dome at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Driehaus Museum offers visitors a fascinating view of one of the few remaining examples of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age.

The galleries, elegantly furnished with period pieces selected from the Driehaus Collection, are presented in harmony with the interiors and surviving furnishings, immersing visitors in the original splendor of this late 19th-century home. Read more

Hours, Exhibition, and Tour Information


Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry features more than two hundred and fifty pieces of jewelry created in the early decades of the twentieth century. During this vibrant period, jewelry makers in the world’s centers of design created audacious new styles in response to the growing industrialization of the world and the changing role of women in society. Their “alternative” designs—boldly artistic, exquisitely detailed, handwrought, and inspired by nature—became known as art jewelry.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
The Museum is open for self-guided visitation during regular hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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News

July 09, 2015
Marina City Being Considered for Landmark Status
The Bertrand Goldberg iconic corncob buildings, built in the 1960s, are being recommended for preliminary landmark status. Read More

June 29, 2015
Newark Museum Opens "From Pearls to Platinum to Plastic"
Newark Museum's new exhibition focuses on the inventiveness of materials used in jewelry making over the centuries. Read More

June 25, 2015
Announcing Dressing Downton in 2016
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times to open at the Museum February 9, 2016. Read More

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