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Saturday, February 11
Valentine’s Day Cabaret: C’est L’Amour!
Escape the cold and snow, and enjoy a Belle Époque inspired evening of cabaret! Chanteuse Claudia Hommel will bring her cabaret magic to the Driehaus Museum and transport you to Paris. Read more

Friday, February 17
Romantic Duos: An Evening of Classical Chamber Music
Featuring Rembrandt Chamber Musicians. When love is in the air, what could be more romantic than an intimate musical conversation? Romantic Duos explores the translation of great conversation into resplendent melody. Read more

Welcome

Please note: The Museum will be closed to the public for annual cleaning and exhibition de-installation from January 9 - 20, 2017.

The Museum will reopen on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10 a.m.


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

Poster image
Opening February 11, 2017, L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters evokes the poster craze which transformed Parisian streets into colorful public art galleries and focuses on the exuberant period in France known as the Belle Époque. Drawn from the collection of Richard H. Driehaus, this special exhibition features 45 turn-of-the-century French posters by the five grand masters - Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlein, Alphonse Mucha, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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. Read more

Museum Blog

December 29, 2016
Gilded Age New Year’s Traditions: Champagne and Celebrations
During the Gilded Age, the American traditions of New Year’s Eve started to transition from the folk celebrations of immigrants to the elaborate soirees we are more familiar with today, especially for those of a certain class. Read More

December 9, 2016
Favorite Holiday Traditions at the Driehaus Museum
This time of year we all have our favorite holiday traditions that help us get into the spirit of the season. We are happy to share with you some of the experiences that those of us who are a part of the Driehaus Museum enjoy most! Read More

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