March 29, 2012

From the Collection: 'Cupid and Psyche'


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'


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

March 14, 2012

Adele Friedman: Artist, Teacher, Explorer


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


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


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

Murder Mystery 2016
Friday, October 28 or Saturday, October 29

The Museum's very popular Murder Mystery returns with a new tale. Hilarious hijinks and scandalous secrets set the stage for a farce of murderous proportions paired with our special exhibition With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age. Read more

Featured Program

Twilight Blues
Friday, November 4

Enjoy an intimate evening of solo blues music in the Museum's historic Ballroom featuring Guy King, one of Chicago's favorite bluesmen. Read more