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

February 19, 2015
President Obama Designates Chicago's Pullman Historic District a National Monument

President Obama will visit the Pullman Historic District today to announce that the industrial site will become a National Monument, the first in Chicago. Read more

January 22, 2015
Cooper Hewitt Museum embraces a multifaceted identity.

Following an $81 million makeover, the Cooper Hewitt showcases objects that are both newfangled and elegantly refined, all housed within a Neo-Georgian manse. Read more

Featured Program

Mrs. Thorne's World of Miniatures
Saturday, February 21 and March 7

Join us for our first Book Club of the New Year. Read more

Featured Program

The Story Behind Selected Jewels
Thursday, March 19

Curator Elyse Zorn Karlin presents insights into the art jewelry genre. Read more

Featured Program

The Collection
Saturday, April 11

Join us for a lively discussion of The Collection which explores the glamorous world of haute couture through the eyes of a young girl working as a seamstress at one of the most intriguing fashion houses in history. Read more

Featured Program

My Fair Audrey
Friday, April 17

Join Driehaus Museum favorite Hilary Feldman accompanied by Beckie Menzie in a musical tribute to Audrey Hepburn. Read more

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Crab Tree Farm: Exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement
Saturday, April 18

Join us this spring for a new travel tour which takes us to Lake Bluff, Illinois to visit Crab Tree Farm, a private estate with farm buildings that display Arts and Crafts collections in settings that have been purposely designed to reflect the aesthetics of the movement. Read more