Guided Tours

There will be no guided tours during the exhibition Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.  Our expert Museum guides will be available throughout the Museum to answer any questions you may have about the Nickerson Mansion and its collection.

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

Exhibitions

With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age

Puck‘s cartoons were recognized for their artistic value even at the height of their popular appeal. In 1901 the magazine began offering past drawings for sale as original artworks; those who couldn’t afford them framed full-color centerfolds straight from the magazine. Created by well-known illustrators as well as new talent, these bold cartoons simultaneously reflected and defined the concerns of the Gilded Age, while pushing the boundaries of humor. Read more

Featured Program

Encounters with Asian Art Travel Tour
Saturday, June 4 or Saturday, June 11

Our next travel tour takes us to Libertyville, IL to visit the MacLean Collection of Asian art followed by the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Read more

Featured Program

Chicago's Leading Ladies
Tuesday, June 14

Discover the civic-minded women from the prestigious neighborhoods of Prairie Avenue, McCormickville, and the Gold Coast. Read more

News

March 30, 2016
Visitor Services Associates in Museums Today

We are proud that we always have had highly trained associates on the floor to answer our guests questions. Read more

March 07, 2016
Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Extended Through May 29, 2016

Due to popular demand, Dressing Downton will extend through Memorial Day weekend. Read more