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

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

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour: Chicago's Legacy of Virtue and Vice
Every Friday, June 2 - September 1

Explore the dichotic human struggle between Virtue and Vice with this new summer walking tour. Experience Chicago's storied past from a new perspective. Read more

Featured Program

Vive la France! Celebrate Bastille Day
Friday, July 14

This year, in honor of our special exhibition L’Affichomonia, join us to celebrate the liberation of France! This family-friendly afternoon includes live music, sweet bits, and activities for kids. Read more

Featured Program

Travel Tour: Crab Tree Farm & Ragdale: Explore Chicago’s Arts and Crafts Movement
Friday, August 18

Our summer travel tour takes us back to the ever-popular Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff as well as Howard Van Doren Shaw’s former summer estate, Ragdale. Read more