April 20, 2012

You Asked: What is That Other Mansion?

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The Nickerson Mansion isn't the only historic home in the neighborhood. On the opposite corner of Erie and Wabash, a Romanesque-style residence always catches visitors' eyes. > Read more

April 14, 2012

The Ship of Dreams

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An unsinkable ship, carrying more than 2,000 people across the Atlantic, foundered on April 15, 1912 and dashed Gilded Age hopes. A century later, we're still talking about the RMS Titanic. > Read more

March 29, 2012

From the Collection: 'Cupid and Psyche'

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The Museum is home to an Italian neo-classical sculpture which depicts, in life-sized figures, a well-known myth. > Read more

March 21, 2012

'The Pet Economies of Well-Known Millionaires'

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A snarky catalogue of the Scrooge-like ways of big-name New Yorkers. > Read more

March 14, 2012

Adele Friedman: Artist, Teacher, Explorer

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Film artist, educator, and Museum member Adele Friedman talks about the agony of choosing between Lucian Freud and J.M.W. Turner, returning to her native Chicago, and discovering the Driehaus Museum. > Read more

March 06, 2012

Gatsby's House

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Themes linking corruption and dissatisfaction to wealth aren't mired exclusively in the Gilded Age. > Read more

February 24, 2012

A Nickerson Tour

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Though Samuel made his riches in Chicago, the old Nickerson name was established in—and remains in—Massachusetts. > Read more

February 15, 2012

"The Seven Lamps of Architecture" by John Ruskin

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John Ruskin on reversing the flow of inspiration's origins and drawing designs from nature instead.
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February 05, 2012

You Asked: What is the Inscription in the Gothic Chandelier?

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A unique Gothic Revival-style Tiffany Studios chandelier in Driehaus Museum's smoking room reveals itself as a memorial chandelier—that is, if you can make out the inscription. > Read more

February 01, 2012

For Sale: Gilded Age Luxury

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Visiting a historic mansion may be fun, but living in one is even better. > 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