Upcoming Programs & Events
Past Programs & EventsView all
Make Music Chicago
Friday, June 21
Concerts at 10-11 a.m. and Noon-2 p.m.
Make Music Chicago returns in its third year to celebrate the ability of everyone to participate in music-making activities. The festival is inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique, which began in 1982 and became a worldwide phenomenon celebrating the joy of making music, with 24 hours of live music for all ages and genres in 130 countries and 460 cities.
On June 21, the Driehaus Museum’s doors open to visitors one hour early, at 9 a.m. Then, starting at 10 a.m., you’ll find Chicagoland artists entertaining audiences in the Driehaus Museum’s Sculpture Gallery. Later in the afternoon, the music will move to the Ballroom on the third floor. Make Music Chicago’s Grand Finale takes place next door to the Museum with a street party at St. James Cathedral from 5 to 9 p.m.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., general admission to the Museum is free. Admission to the Highlights of the Museum Tour at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. may be purchased for $5 per person.
A full schedule of performances throughout the city is available on MakeMusicChicago.com. This program is presented in partnership with Rush Hour Concerts.
Photo: The Merit School of Music’s Green Acre Trio, which will be performing at the Driehaus Museum from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that evening.
Nickerson Lecture: Japan Craze
Thursday, September 17
Learn why Western artists began incorporating Japanese motifs and aesthetic principles into their work becoming known as "Japonisme". Read more
Fall Book Club Dracula
Saturday, October 10
Join us to discuss Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel just in time for Halloween Read more
40 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois Get directions