Best of Independence Day: The Gilded Age Edition0 comments
Looking back at a Gilded Age’s worth of Fourth of July celebrations in Chicago, here are some of the best (and worst) moments between the Civil and First World Wars. > Read more
A Tour of the World's Fair: Decorative Objects from the 1893 Columbian Exposition0 comments
Some of the decorative objects that debuted at the fair are displayed today in the Driehaus Museum's collection. > Read more
Below America's Stairs: Domestic Servants in the Gilded Age0 comments
How could a live-in servant system like what we see in Downton Abbey survive in such an individualistic, capitalistic, and optimistic nation? > Read more
America's Endangered Places0 comments
The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its list of 11 endangered historic sites today, which includes several Yosemite Valley bridges and Joe Frazier's Gym in Philadelphia. > Read more
March 23, 2015
The Art Institute of Chicago Presents Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840
Now Through Sunday, June 7, 2015. Read more
March 12, 2015
Michael Graves, prolific architect and designer, has passed away.
Chicago Tribune reports that Princeton architect Michael Graves, age 80, passed away. Read more
The Collection- Sold Out!
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
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
Crab Tree Farm: Exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement- Sold Out!
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