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

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

Featured Program

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