February 04, 2013

Inspired by Art


This weekend's Chicago premiere of The Mysteries of Harris Burdick at the Driehaus Museum brings together Chris Van Allsburg's distinctive illustrations, the Metropolis Oboe Quartet's musical talents, and our audience members' imaginations. > Read more

January 28, 2013

Edison's Bulbs


This week is the 133rd anniversary of the patent for Thomas Edison's lightbulb, a replica of which the Driehaus Museum uses throughout its halls and galleries today. > Read more

January 21, 2013

[From the Collection] Jewel- and Gem-Set Inkstand, 1864


This week we're featuring a Fritz von Miller inkstand adorned with gold, diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. > Read more

January 09, 2013

Blog Round-Up: The Best of 2012


Here are the top 10 posts from the Driehaus Museum blog in 2012. > Read more

December 23, 2012

[Director's Note] Looking Back: 2012


Driehaus Museum Director Lise Dubé-Scherr reflects on the last year. > Read more

December 17, 2012

[Guest Blog] WBEZ Architecture Critic Lee Bey Q&A with 'Lost Chicago' Authors


This week, we feature a post from WBEZ architecture critic Lee Bey's blog, Beyond the Boat Tour. He interviews the authors of the forthcoming book, Lost Chicago. > Read more

December 11, 2012

[Speaking of Architecture] The Mihrab Oriel Window


Take a look at the oriel window at the Driehaus Museum through an architectural lens. > Read more

December 04, 2012

Anna Karenina: How America's Gilded Age Social Customs Mirrored Russia's


Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina--and the new, sumptuous film adaptation--shows how much upper-class Russia and the U.S. shared in common in the late 19th century. > Read more

November 19, 2012

From the Collection: Dining Table, 1883


For a Thanksgiving week edition on the blog, we’re taking a closer look at a Herter Brothers dining table from the original Nickerson Mansion, now part of the Driehaus Museum’s collection. > Read more

November 14, 2012

Thorstein Veblen and the ‘Theory of the Leisure Class’


The late 19th-century academic Thorstein Veblen wrote The Theory of the Leisure Class in 1899 and coined for us the famous term “conspicuous consumption.” > Read more

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Santa Saturdays 2017
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Art projects, lively story time, and sing-a-longs provide fun for the entire family. Don't forget to have your picture taken with Santa Claus! Read more

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