December 23, 2012

[Director's Note] Looking Back: 2012


Driehaus Museum Director Lise Dubé-Scherr reflects on the last year. > Read more

December 17, 2012

[Guest Blog] WBEZ Architecture Critic Lee Bey Q&A with 'Lost Chicago' Authors


This week, we feature a post from WBEZ architecture critic Lee Bey's blog, Beyond the Boat Tour. He interviews the authors of the forthcoming book, Lost Chicago. > Read more

December 11, 2012

[Speaking of Architecture] The Mihrab Oriel Window


Take a look at the oriel window at the Driehaus Museum through an architectural lens. > Read more

December 04, 2012

Anna Karenina: How America's Gilded Age Social Customs Mirrored Russia's


Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina--and the new, sumptuous film adaptation--shows how much upper-class Russia and the U.S. shared in common in the late 19th century. > 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