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

Lasting Legacies: The Grand Dames of McCormickville
First and third Saturdays, May 2 through November 21

Our newest walking tour illustrates seven civically minded entrepreneurial women who led fascinating lives in the prestigious neighborhood of McCormickville. Read more

Featured Program

Fall Book Club Remembering Marshall Field's
Saturday, September 19

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News

June 29, 2015
Newark Museum Opens "From Pearls to Platinum to Plastic"

Newark Museum's new exhibition focuses on the inventiveness of materials used in jewelry making over the centuries. Read more

June 25, 2015
Announcing Dressing Downton in 2016

Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times to open at the Museum February 9, 2016. Read more