November 06, 2012

The Collection of the White House


This historic building, residence, and political hub is also a museum in its own right, boasting a wonderful collection of fine and decorative arts that spans centuries. > Read more

October 29, 2012

Ghoulies, Ghosties & Long-Legged Beasties: Horror Fiction of the Victorian Era


The Victorian era was the golden age of the ghost story. We asked Bradley Deane, associate professor of English at the University of Minnesota Morris, to share a few spooky favorites from the period—all with an art twist. > Read more

October 25, 2012

Q&A with Anna Tobin D'Ambrosio


Read on for a Q&A with Anna Tobin D'Ambrosio, the final speaker of the 2012 Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series who explored the decorative metals of the Aesthetic Movement last week. > Read more

October 22, 2012

119 Years since 1893: A Visit to Jackson Park


Although little of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition remains, a few lovingly reconstructed gems do still stand in Chicago's Jackson Park. > Read more

October 15, 2012

After the Fire, Quarries Dynamited


Musician Katherine Young explains the intricate inspirations underlying the work she composed and performed, during Open House Chicago, inside the Driehaus Museum. > Read more

October 10, 2012

Out at Last: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871


This morning marks the end of the two-day blaze that destroyed about four miles of early Chicago. > Read more

October 04, 2012

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

September 24, 2012

Q&A with Caroline Hellman


Last week, Dr. Caroline Hellman delivered a lecture entitled The Gilded Progressive: Edith Wharton's Literary and Autobiographical Designs. Read on for key excerpts of Wharton's work discussed during the talk and a Q&A with Hellman. > Read more

September 18, 2012

An Architect's Legacy: Sir John Soane's Museum, London


One of the Driehaus Museum's sister institutions is a perfect example of understated, classical Georgian style. Soane's Museum in London today preserves a delightful profusion of objects from the great architect's lifetime of collecting. > Read more

September 10, 2012

Open House Chicago, Oct. 13-14


The Driehaus Museum participates in Chicago Architecture Foundation's second-annual Open House Chicago, a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at over 150 of the city's spaces and places. > Read more

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The exhibition opened last Friday at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and includes a 56-carat amethyst necklace circa 1915 by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Read more

August 13, 2016
The National Historic Preservation Act Commemorates 50 Years

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the NHPA into law on October 15, 1966, to encourage Americans to identify and preserve our nation’s cultural and historic resources. Read more