May 28, 2012

A Real Tiffany Dome


The Driehaus Museum's stained glass dome, though often casually mistaken for a Louis Comfort Tiffany work, is actually attributed to the fin de siècle Chicago firm Giannini & Hilgart. But if it's Tiffany you want, the nearby Chicago Cultural Center brags the largest Tiffany art glass dome in existence. > Read more

May 21, 2012

The Nickersons' Art Collection


Samuel and Mathilda Nickerson had one of the greatest art collections in the Midwest at the end of the 19th century. One of their former paintings just sold for $2.3 million at Sotheby's—here's a look at what else they owned. > Read more

May 14, 2012

Q&A with Caitlin Emery


Caitlin Emery from the Preservation Society of Newport County visited the Museum last week to lecture on McKim, Mead & White and the Kingscote dining room. Read on for a more in-depth conversation with Emery, our third Nickerson Lecture Series speaker of the year. > Read more

May 07, 2012

"The Entrance" by Clarence Cook


In his 1878 book The House Beautiful, author and art critic Clarence Cook discusses the qualities of a home's front "'Hall,' as, in our American love of fine names, we are wont to call nothing but an entry or passage-way." > Read more

May 02, 2012

Q&A with Ulysses Grant Dietz


After his well-received lectures on Gilded Age taste at the Driehaus Museum, Ulysses Grant Dietz agreed to a follow-up chat. Read on for the conversation. > 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

Signature Lecture with Marcus Mucha - Alphonse Mucha: The Man, The Artist, The Legacy
Wednesday, October 11

Marcus Mucha, the artist's great-grandson, will tell the story of Alphonse Mucha's life and work, as well as discuss the family's efforts to preserve and promote the artist's legacy. Read more

Featured Program

Fall Book Club - Edgar Allan Poe: The Best of Poe
Saturday, October 14

Read and discuss a selection of Poe's most influential works including The Tell-tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Raven, considered among the greatest works in American literature. Read more