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.

Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry Exhibition Highlights

Features commentary by exhibition curator Elyse Zorn Karlin, Newark Museum chief curator Ulysses Grant Dietz, and collector Richard H. Driehaus exploring the role of women as both designer and subject amid changing social norms as well as celebrating the beauty and craftsmanship of art jewelry.

Advance reservations of audio guides are not required. For additional information, please call 312 482 8933, ext. 21.

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


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. Read more

Featured Program

Winter Book Club - Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt
Saturday, February 25

Inspired by our L’Affichomania exhibition, our winter book club delves into the life of Sarah Bernhardt, the daughter of a courtesan who transformed herself into one of the most famous stage actresses who ever lived, and a national icon of France. Read more

Featured Program

Traditional Irish Music
Thursday, March 16

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the company of one of Ireland’s leading traditional Irish tenors as Paddy Homan and the Noble Call take you on a journey through the country’s rich history in story and song. Read more


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