July 30, 2012

Summer Reading List 2012


Driehaus Museum staff members suggest a few of their favorite summer reads. > Read more

July 23, 2012

Celebrating Chicago's Architecture: Walking Tours with the CAF


Did you know all Driehaus Museum members get Buy One, Get One Free Walking Tours from the Chicago Architecture Foundation? Here are a few of our recommendations for which tours to check out in the coming months. > Read more

July 16, 2012

It Was Colonel Mustard With the Candlestick...


A few reasons why conservatories were all the rage during the 19th century. > Read more

July 12, 2012

"Stained Glass Mavericks" by Rolf Achilles


Today on the blog, we're pointing you to art historian Rolf Achilles and his beautiful article on stained glass published last week on Vintage and Modern's DESIGNinTELL. > Read more

July 09, 2012

Featured Designer: John Gardner Low


J & J. G. Low Art Tile Works was one of America’s great tile companies, and there are many instances of its decorative, low-relief tiles in the Driehaus Museum’s original interiors today. > 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