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

News

September 13, 2016
‘Giant Gems of the Smithsonian’ Now Open in Dallas

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

Featured Program

Win Dinner for Two and Tickets to The Nutcracker! - A Holiday Raffle Benefiting the Driehaus Museum
Saturday, December 9

Win a night on the town for two including a private tour of The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, dinner with at Acanto Restaurant, two tickets to The Nutcracker. Your ticket purchase supports the mission of the Driehaus Museum. Read more

Featured Program

The French Connection: Music and Posters of the Belle Époque
Tuesday, November 7

Chicago's celebrated Civitas ensemble will play beloved French music interspersed with commentary about the special exhibition from the Driehaus Museum's curator. Read more