Visit the Exhibition

February 14, 2015 through January 3, 2016

Guests may choose from a variety of ways to experience Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry, including self-guided general admission, guided tour, Acoustiguide audio tour, and private group tour (minimum 10 people).

Admission

Self-guided admission to Best of Both: Maker & Muse and Museum Highlights is included in the price of general admission.

$20 Adult
$12.50 Senior (65+)
$10 Student with valid I.D.
$10 Youth (6-12 years)*

* Children five years and younger are free.

Guided Tours

10:30 a.m.      Best of Both: Maker & Muse and Museum Highlights
11:30 a.m.      Best of Both: Maker & Muse and Museum Highlights
1:30 p.m.       Best of Both: Maker & Muse and Museum Highlights
3:30 p.m.       Best of Both: Maker & Muse and Museum Highlights

*The Museum is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday.

Best of Both: Maker & Muse and Museum Highlights

Created in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the jewelry of Maker & Muse and the Driehaus Museum itself illuminate the artistic ideals defining every facet of design—from self-adornment to architecture, interiors, and fine art—during this period.

This special one-hour guided tour begins with highlights of the Museum’s history, architecture, and collection, illuminating design tenets that blended inspiration from art movements all over the world. Arriving in the second-floor galleries, the art jewelry of Maker & Muse represents the culmination of their individual artist-makers’ visions. Each carefully handcrafted jewelry work also preserves the unique story about the women who played a crucial role in its inspiration or creation.

Daily, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Tour Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $5 with admission

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Advance reservations are not required.

Acoustiguide Audio Tour

Visitors may choose an intimate and engaging self-guided experience with an Acoustiguide audio tour. A digital random-access guide details the unique histories, craftsmanship, and makers behind each magnificent piece, and features close-up details and historic images related to many of the works. Commentary is provided by Elyse Zorn Karlin, exhibition curator; Richard H. Driehaus, collector; and Ulysses Grant Dietz, jewelry expert and chief curator at the Newark Museum.

Audio Tour Length: 40 minutes
Cost: $5 with admission

Hours, Parking, and Directions

The Driehaus Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The entrance is located at 40 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611. For parking and directions, please click here.

Join our Community!

Be the first to experience Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry. Member-Only preview parties will take place prior to the opening of the exhibition. Now is the time to join our growing community and ensure exclusive access prior to the public opening on February 14, 2015. Call 312.482.8933, ext. 45 or click here.

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Images from left to right:
Attributed to Guild of Handicraft (English, 1888-1907), Double-Sided Enamel Necklace, c. 1900. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by John A. Faier, 2014, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

René Lalique (French, 1860-1945), Chrysanthemum Pendant/Brooch, c. 1900. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by John A. Faier, 2014, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

 

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