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. 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.
L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters Exhibition Highlights
Enjoy insights and commentary celebrating the beauty and artistry of the exhibition’s posters while exploring the cultural influences behind the five grand masters’ artwork and the way they inspired each other. Includes commentary from Richard H. Driehaus and exhibition curator, Jeannine Falino.
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.
Hats Off: Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 14
Join us for our annual Mother's Day Tea, hats optional, but encouraged! Relax in the Gilded Age luxury of our historic Ballroom while enjoying live music and an appearance from Chicago Millinery Collective. Read more
Jazz Cabaret - Dizzy at 100
Friday, May 19
Presented in partnership with WDCB, 90.9 FM. Don't miss the chance to hear some of the nation's foremost trumpeters reflect on the life and influence of a legendary virtuoso. 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