Admission to L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters is included with the price of general admission to the Driehaus Museum. Guests may choose to experience the exhibition through an independent self-guided visit, guided tour with an expert Museum guide, Acoustiguide audio tour, and/or private group tour (minimum 10 people).
$12.50 Senior (65+)
$10 Student (with valid ID)
$10 Youth (6–12 years)*
Free for Members
*Children five years and younger are free.
The Driehaus Museum offers a one-hour guided tour combining the mansion’s history and collections with highlights of L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters.
During the tour, an expert Museum guide lends insight into the magnificent interiors of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion, stunning pieces from the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts, and the five-year restoration project that returned the building to its original splendor. This tour includes all three floors of the Museum and an opportunity to view the historic servants’ quarters. Additionally, guests step back into Belle Époque Paris through a guided selection of posters by Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlein, Alphonse Mucha, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in the exhibition L’Affichomania, on view in the private living quarters of the Nickerson family.
Daily, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm.
Guided Tour Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $5 with general admission
Guided tour tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations are not required.
Visitors may choose a private and immersive self-guided experience with an Acoustiguide audio tour. This digital, random-access guide features historic context and stories not found elsewhere in the exhibition galleries, with commentary by Jeannine Falino, exhibition curator, and Richard H. Driehaus, Museum founder and prominent collector of Belle Époque posters.
Audio Tour Length: 40 minutes
Cost: $5 with general admission
The Driehaus Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
The Museum entrance is located at 40 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611. For directions and parking information, please click here.
Be the first to see L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters. The Museum opens its doors for a member-only preview prior to the public exhibition opening (date to be announced). Members also enjoy 15% off their purchases in the Museum Store, and discounted tickets to select programs and special events. This is the perfect time to join the Driehaus Museum community and enjoy exclusive access. Visit the Membership page or call 312.482.8933, ext. 31 for information about joining today.
The Driehaus Museum Store offers a carefully curated selection of unique gifts and keepsakes inspired by the Museum’s collection, interiors, and special exhibitions, including L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters.
The illustrated exhibition publication, featuring a preface by Richard H. Driehaus and essay by exhibition curator Jeannine Falino, is available for purchase. Visitors will also find a range of distinctive books about the Gilded Age, historic architecture, and design; Victorian-style stationary; tableware; handmade and fine jewelry; objets d’art; and more.
The Museum Store is housed in a former guest bedroom on the third floor of the Nickerson Mansion, adjacent to the Ballroom. Store hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. For additional information, please call 312.482.8933, ext. 40.
Left: Alphonse Mucha (Czech, 1860–1939)
Printer: F. Champenois, Paris
Sarah Bernhardt as “La Dame aux Camélias,” 1896
85 × 34 1/2 in. (215.9 × 87.6 cm)
Acc. no. 158205
Center:Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (French, born Switzerland, 1859–1923)
Printer: Charles Verneau, Paris
Le Journal: La Traite des Blanches (White Slavery), 1899
Color lithograph mounted on canvas
76 × 49 1/4 in. (193 × 125.1 cm)
Acc. no. 2016.113
Right: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901)
Jane Avril, 1893
Framed dimensions: 59 5/8 x 46 ¼ in. (151.4 x 117.5 cm)
Acc. no. 2016.119
Photographs by John Faier, © Driehaus Museum, 2015