Acoustiguide Audio Tour

Visitors to the Driehaus Museum may choose a private and engaging self-guided experience with an Acoustiguide audio tour. Each random-access digital audio guide includes two full-length tours, providing a total of 90 minutes of material: Highlights of the Collection and the current special exhibition (if available). The audio guide is $5 with admission.

Highlights of the Collection

With 30 random-access stops at your fingertips, explore the Museum’s collection of late 19th and early 20th century European and American paintings, sculptures, furniture, and objects in any order you choose. The Highlights of the Collection Acoustiguide audio tour features contextual photographs for each topic as well as commentary by Richard H. Driehaus, the Museum’s founder; Ulysses Grant Dietz, Senior Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts at the Newark Museum; and Rolf Achilles, Curator of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows.

Tiffany Studios (American, est. 1902). Iridescent goblets, early 20th century. Favrile glass. Photo by John Faier, © The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

Exhibitions

L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters features approximately 50 posters by the five grand masters of the medium: Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Alphonse Mucha. The posters date from 1875 to 1910, the exuberant era in France known as the Belle Époque. These pioneering artists reigned in Paris during this period of artistic proliferation, defining a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form.

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Featured Program

A Toast to the Gilded Age: The Art of Absinthe
Friday, April 7

Explore the enigmatic fin de siècle drink notoriously identified with Montmartre's thriving bohemian artist culture in Belle Époque Paris. After a brief discussion on its history, you will taste several cocktails inspired by "The Green Fairy." Read more

Featured Program

Easter Brunch: A Family Affair
Sunday, April 16

Enjoy our new Easter brunch with your family and friends in the elegant Ballroom. Begin with a special toast followed by a delicious catered buffet brunch, live music, reading and the Easter Bunny! Read more

News

September 13, 2016
‘Giant Gems of the Smithsonian’ Now Open in Dallas

The exhibition opened last Friday at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and includes a 56-carat amethyst necklace circa 1915 by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Read more

August 13, 2016
The National Historic Preservation Act Commemorates 50 Years

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the NHPA into law on October 15, 1966, to encourage Americans to identify and preserve our nation’s cultural and historic resources. Read more