Guided Tours

In addition to general self-guided admission, the Driehaus Museum offers a variety of daily guided tours.

Daily Tour Schedule*

10:30 a.m.    Best of Both: Maker & Muse and Museum Highlights
11:30 a.m.    Best of Both: Maker & Muse and Museum Highlights
1:30 p.m.    Best of Both: Maker & Muse and Museum Highlights
3:30 p.m.    Best of Both: Maker & Muse and Museum Highlights

*The Museum is closed Mondays, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Best of Both: Maker & Muse and Museum Highlights

This special one-hour guided tour begins with highlights of the Museum’s history, architecture, and collection, illuminating design tenets that blended inspiration from art movements all over the world. Arriving in the second-floor galleries, the art jewelry of Maker & Muse represents the culmination of their individual artist-makers’ visions. Each carefully handcrafted jewelry work also preserves the unique story about the women who played a crucial role in its inspiration or creation.

Daily, 10:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Tour Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $5 with admission

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Photo by Alexander Vertikoff for the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 2011.

Exhibitions

Maker & Muse:
Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry

Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry features more than 250 exemplary works of art jewelry between the Victorian Era and theFirst World War, including cloak clasps, hair ornaments, pins, brooches, rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and several tiaras. This groundbreaking exhibition illuminates the international proliferation of art jewelry through the lens of woman as its maker and muse.

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Featured Program

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

Featured Program

Friend or Foe
Wednesday, September 30

Enjoy the ensemble Baroque Band, as they perform suites and sonatas with the Modern Cello and the Baroque Viola Da Gamba. Read more

News

July 31, 2015
The Mystery Behind Restoring a Historic Mosaic Fireplace

Little did the Martin House staff know that visiting the Driehaus Museum would steer them in the correct direction in restoring their own fireplace. Read more

July 09, 2015
Marina City Being Considered for Landmark Status

The Bertrand Goldberg iconic corncob buildings, built in the 1960s, are being recommended for preliminary landmark status. Read more