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Every Friday, June 2 - September 29
Saints & Sinners Walking Tour: Chicago's Legacy of Virtue and Vice - EXTENDED!
Explore the dichotic human struggle between Virtue and Vice with this new summer walking tour. Experience Chicago's storied past from a new perspective. Read more

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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

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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.
Note: Entrance to this special exhibition is included with general admission. No advance reservations are required.

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

August 15, 2017
The Poster Evolution
The trend of the poster started in Paris but quickly spread, evolving into a lasting and approachable art form that continues the original aims of eye-catching design and powerful communication. Read More

July 5, 2017
Tragedy & Brilliance: The Life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
There is perhaps no other artist as closely associated with Paris’s ‘Beautiful Age,’ the Belle Époque, than Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Read More

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