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Saturday, February 21 and March 7
Mrs. Thorne's World of Miniatures
Join us for our first Book Club of the New Year. Read more

Thursday, March 19
Maker & Muse:
The Story Behind Selected Jewels

Curator Elyse Zorn Karlin presents insights into the art jewelry genre. Read more

Museum Blog

December 24, 2014
Recognizing Influences and Appearance [The Arts and Crafts Movement]
The first in a three part series, this month’s blog post serves as a mini-prep course for the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major theme in our upcoming exhibition entitled Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry. Read More

Welcome


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


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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News

February 19, 2015
President Obama Designates Chicago's Pullman Historic District a National Monument
President Obama will visit the Pullman Historic District today to announce that the industrial site will become a National Monument, the first in Chicago. Read More

January 22, 2015
Cooper Hewitt Museum embraces a multifaceted identity.
Following an $81 million makeover, the Cooper Hewitt showcases objects that are both newfangled and elegantly refined, all housed within a Neo-Georgian manse. Read More

December 12, 2014
Driehaus Museum closed for part of January
The Museum will be closed January 5-16, 2015. Read More

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