Thursday, April 17

Nickerson Lecture
The First American Skyscrapers: Chicago & New York

Perennial rivals Chicago and New York are noted for their majestic skylines, first defined in the 19th century. Its island location encouraged Manhattan architects to build vertically. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 drew established and aspiring architects to a city that required complete rebuilding. > Read more

Tuesday, April 22

Through the Lens: Photographing Tiffany

Join photographer John Faier as he shares his unique insights and the techniques he used to illuminate the work of the Louis Comfort Tiffany. > Read more

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

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Featured Program

Through the Lens: Photographing Tiffany
Tuesday, April 22

Join photographer John Faier as he shares his unique insights and the techniques he used to illuminate the work of the Louis Comfort Tiffany. 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

Featured Program

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