September 24, 2012

Q&A with Caroline Hellman


Last week, Dr. Caroline Hellman delivered a lecture entitled The Gilded Progressive: Edith Wharton's Literary and Autobiographical Designs. Read on for key excerpts of Wharton's work discussed during the talk and a Q&A with Hellman. > Read more

September 18, 2012

An Architect's Legacy: Sir John Soane's Museum, London


One of the Driehaus Museum's sister institutions is a perfect example of understated, classical Georgian style. Soane's Museum in London today preserves a delightful profusion of objects from the great architect's lifetime of collecting. > Read more

September 10, 2012

Open House Chicago, Oct. 13-14


The Driehaus Museum participates in Chicago Architecture Foundation's second-annual Open House Chicago, a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at over 150 of the city's spaces and places. > Read more

September 04, 2012

Becca Brown, Young Preservationist


Becca Brown—day-camp comedy sketch actress, soon-to-be Landmarks Illinois patron, and all-around pretty awesome 11-year-old—talks about what it's like to be one of the Driehaus Museum’s youngest members. > 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