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
Saturday, October 10
Fall Book Club: Dracula
Join us to discuss Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel just in time for Halloween Read more
August 8, 2015
[From the Archives] You Asked: Didn’t This Building Used to be Black?
Part of the Museum’s mission is to champion the ideals of preservation. Here’s a look at one of the most impressive parts of our award-winning restoration of 2003–2008: cleaning a crust of pollutants from the sandstone exterior. 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
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 Museum is open for self-guided visitation during regular hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
August 20, 2015
Driehaus Museum Signature Tile Contest
Voting has begun for our signature tile for 2015 - which one will you choose? Read More
August 14, 2015
Driehaus Museum named one of TripAdvisor's most unexpected popular attractions
USA Today features the Driehaus Museum as an institution with a high ranking in reviews but not as known in a city of large institutions. Read More
July 31, 2015
The Mystery Behind Restoring a Historic Mosaic Fireplace
Little did the Martin House staff know that visiting the Driehaus Museum would steer them in the correct direction in restoring their own fireplace. Read More
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