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: Tiffany & Museum Highlights
11:30 a.m.    Best of Both: Tiffany & Museum Highlights
1:30 p.m.      Best of Both: Tiffany & Museum Highlights
3:30 p.m.      Best of Both: Tiffany & Museum Highlights

First and third Tuesdays in May and June at 6:30 p.m.: The “Tiffany Girls” Studio Tour


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

Best of Both: Tiffany and Museum Highlights

This one-hour tour combines the best of both daily tours, featuring highlights from the Driehaus Museum’s inaugural exhibition, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, as well as an overview of the Museum’s history, restoration, and permanent collection.

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.

The “Tiffany Girls” Studio Tour

As day turns to dusk, the lamps, windows, and iridescent glassworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany take on a magical appearance in the Museum’s exhibition galleries. On first and third Tuesdays in May and June, enjoy our extended evening hours and experience this highly interactive living history tour.

Participants learn the true history of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department, established by Tiffany in New York in 1892. Led by designer Clara Driscoll, whose surviving letters have illuminated the talented artisans known as the Tiffany Girls and provide the backbone of the tour, this department expertly executed some of Tiffany’s best-known designs in lamps, windows, and decorative objects.

First and third Tuesdays in May and June, 6:30 p.m.

Tour Length: 60 minutes
Cost: Adults $18; Youth (10-17 years) $8
Ticket includes Museum general admission.

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

 


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

Exhibitions

Louis Comfort Tiffany:
Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

One of America’s most celebrated artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all media available to artists and designers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In September 2013, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum debuts its inaugural exhibition, devoted solely to this extraordinary artist's work.

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News

April 17, 2014
The WGN Morning News features the Driehaus Museum

The WGN Morning News featured the Driehaus Museum on Tuesday, April 15. Read more

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The Illinois and Chicago Departments of Transportation need your help to redefine North Lake Shore Drive

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