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Wednesday, November 4
Lecture: Jewelry As Art: The Austrian Jugendstil Style
Janis Staggs, Associate Director for Curatorial and Publications at Neue Galerie New York, discusses turn of the twentieth century German and Austrian jewelry, otherwise known as Jugendstil. Read more

Friday, November 20
Evening at the Marble Palace
For the first time ever we're opening our Evening at the Marble Palace event to the public. Bring your friends for a cocktail party in the Nickerson Mansion! Read more

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September 14, 2015
Meet the Driehaus Museum Team: Laura-Caroline, Collections & Exhibitions Manager
Our staff is always asked about our backgrounds and why we came to work at the Driehaus Museum, so we decided to share our stories! Read More


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

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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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October 07, 2015
Dressing Downton Exhibition Tickets Now on Sale
Purchase your tickets now to see the costumes of Downton Abbey® in 2016. Read More

September 18, 2015
Chicago Architecture Biennial’s Public Programs Announced
The city's inaugural architecture biennial has listed their public programs for the year. Read More

August 31, 2015
Art Pieces from 1893 Columbian Exposition Found in Storage
Three hand-painted Japanese sliding-door panels which were displayed during the 1893 Columbian Exposition have turned up in a Chicago Park District storage facility. Read More

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