Thursday, May 8

Hildreth Meière and the Classical Roots of Art Deco

Art Deco artist Hildreth Meière is not well known, even though many of her designs are here in Chicago. Author Kathleen Murphy Skolnik will introduce you to this talented artist and her modern interpretations of classical themes. > Read more

Thursday, May 15

Nickerson Lecture
Hearst Ranch: Family, Land, and Legacy

One of the legendary American residences, Hearst Ranch has also been described as one of the most beautiful places on Earth. > Read more

Thursday, September 18

Nickerson Lecture
The Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company

The Low Art tile Company produced some of the finest ceramic tiles ever produced in the United States. Between 1878 and 1904 Low tiles were displayed in more than eighteen distributors showrooms around the United States, Canada and Britain. The talk will provide a window into the artistic world of late 19th century America. > Read more

Thursday, October 30

Nickerson Lecture
Gardens for a Beautiful America

Gilded Age industrialism brought a new prosperity, but at the price of once pristine forests, rivers, and blue skies, devastated by continental railroad building and factory pollution. This lecture will explore the work of wealthy women and landscape architects to green America. > Read more

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Featured Program

Spring Fever with John Moulder
Friday, May 2

Put some spring in your step and celebrate the season with popular Chicago guitarist and composer John Moulder. Read more

Featured Program

In the Secret Garden - 4th Annual Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 11

This year, you'll be transported to a magical garden for the Driehaus Museum’s popular Mother’s Day Tea. Read more

Featured Program

One Day Excursion: The Historic Hegeler Carus Mansion
Saturday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 4

Enjoy a fascinating day trip to La Salle, Illinois to experience the magnificent Hegler Carus mansion and the grandeur of a bygone era. Led by art historian Rolf Achilles, you’ll explore a unique space designed by August Fiedler that remains virtually unaltered since its completion more than a century ago. Read more

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Cool Jazz on a Hot Summer Night
Wednesday, June 11

Enjoy an entertaining evening with the Chicago Jazz Caravan, an ensemble featuring some of Chicago's most seasoned Jazz musicians, as they delight your senses. Read more