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Programs

Thursday, April 30
From Brooklyn to Hollywood: A Journey in Jewels
Join us for this special lecture where Neil Lane will discuss his passion for jewelry. Read more

Friday, May 8
Lady Day: A Billie Holiday Tribute Concert
Celebrate the life of Billie Holiday with an evening of music as we pay tribute to this phenomenal artist and icon. Read more

Museum Blog

April, 15, 2015
Anniversary of the Tragic Ending for the Ship of Dreams
Today we reflect on the 103-year anniversary of a tragedy that shook an entire culture’s belief in its own bright, progressive destiny. 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

April 10, 2015
Lombard's Lilac Crown Comes to the Driehaus Museum
The newest addition to the Maker & Muse exhibition is now on display. Read More

March 31, 2015
From Brooklyn to Hollywood: A Journey in Jewels
Distinguished Jewelery Designer and Collector Neil Lane at the Driehaus Museum on April 30 Read More

March 23, 2015
The Art Institute of Chicago Presents Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840
Now Through Sunday, June 7, 2015. Read More

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