November 26, 2011

Dear Chicago

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This city—with all its liveliness and contradictions—has had its share of literary immortalization. Carl Sandburg did it perhaps most famously with his poem “Chicago.” Theodore Dreiser also waxed poetic about Chicago in his 1914 novel, The Titan. > Read more

November 20, 2011

Decking the (Marble) Halls

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Here are some behind-the-scenes snapshots of the decorating team putting up our holiday adornments. > Read more

November 16, 2011

You Asked: What is McCormickville?

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Think of McCormickville as the Evanston of the late 19th century. While George Pullman and Marshall Field built their mansions on a stretch of Prairie Avenue to the south, the Nickersons and a handful of other Chicago elite—Cyrus McCormick among them—built northwards. > Read more

November 10, 2011

Tiffany: A Furniture Designer, too

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Tiffany Studios created more than just lamps. > Read more

News

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

August 20, 2015
Driehaus Museum Signature Tile Contest

Voting has begun for our signature tile for 2015 - which one will you choose? Read more

Featured Program

Nickerson Lecture: Japan Craze
Thursday, September 17

Learn why Western artists began incorporating Japanese motifs and aesthetic principles into their work becoming known as "Japonisme". Read more

Featured Program

Concert: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Friday, October 9

Join us in celebrating “Old Blue Eyes” on what would have been his 100th birthday with a repertoire of his classic songs. Read more