Guided Tours

In addition to general self-guided admission, the Driehaus Museum offers a daily public tour led by our knowledgeable, expert guides.

Best of Both: Combination Tour

This special one-hour guided tour highlights the Museum’s history, architecture, and collections, as well as the current special exhibition. It’s the perfect combination for guests interested in the Museum’s history and special exhibition - the best of both!

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 on a first-come, first served basis. Advance ticket purchase is not available or required.

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

Exhibitions

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.

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Featured Program

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

Featured Program

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

News

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