Saturday, October 11
Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. Join us for a lively discussion of Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. Read more
Friday, October 17
Gypsy Jazz: Swing Gitan
Back by popular demand! Chicago's premiere gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan, led by Alfonso Ponticelli returns to the Museum for an evening of foot-tappin' swing played on acoustic instruments in the 1930's-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt. Read more
August 21, 2014
Fall Book Club Explores the History of Madame X
Early next month the Driehaus Museum Book Club will discuss the novel, I am Madame X, presented by its author, Gioia Diliberto. Ms. Diliberto’s novel is based on the scandalous portrait of Virginie Gautreau by American artist, John Singer Sargent. Read More
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
The Museum is open for self-guided visitation during regular hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Extended hours first and third Tuesdays, until 8 p.m., subject to availability.
Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus CollectionExtended through January 4, 2015!
One of America’s most celebrated artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all media available to artists and designers of the late 19th and early 20th-centuries. The Driehaus Museum’s inaugural exhibition is devoted solely to this extraordinary artist’s work. Visit the exhibition through January 4, 2015.
The daily tour schedule is:
Best of Both: Tiffany & Museum Highlights
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
August 15, 2014
Remaining Relevant: A look at Washington’s Fascinating House Museums
Washington's most fascinating house museums allow visitors to relive history. Most historical house museums today have successfully evolved with the times and have made great strides in historical preservation. These museums are thriving, boosted in part by advances in the field, as well as growing appreciation for preservation among the general public.
July 11, 2014
New York's Historic Carnegie Mansion: Renovated and Re-imagined
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Announces Dec. 12, 2014 Opening of Renovated Carnegie Mansion and Opening Exhibitions. Read More
June 19, 2014
Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection exhibition has been extended!
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is pleased to announce the extension of its exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection through January 4, 2015. Read More
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