Nearby Attractions

While certainly not comprehensive of Chicago’s myriad attractions for art, architecture, and history enthusiasts, these suggestions may be of interest to Driehaus Museum visitors in search of their next cultural stop.

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Charnley-Persky House Museum

Louis Sullivan, assisted by his draftsman Frank Lloyd Wright, designed this 1892 Gold Coast residence.

Proximity to Driehaus Museum: 1 mile

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Offers a number of tours about Chicago architecture by foot, bus, or boat. Driehaus Museum members receive Buy One, Get One Free benefit for CAF walking tours.

Proximity to Driehaus Museum: 1 mile

The Rookery

One of Chicago’s earliest high-rises. Designed by Burnham & Root; Frank Lloyd Wright redesigned the building’s atrium in 1905.

Proximity to Driehaus Museum: 1.5 miles (for building information) (for tours)

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Museum honoring Jane Addams’s work and memory, housed in two of the Hull House complex’s original buildings.

Proximity to Driehaus Museum: 3 miles

Glessner House Museum

Prairie Avenue Historic District residence designed by H.H. Richardson, architect known for uniquely American Romanesque style.

Proximity to Driehaus Museum: 3 miles

Clarke House Museum

This 1836 Greek Revival residence is today the oldest house in Chicago. Tours are offered through the Glessner House (above).

Proximity to Driehaus Museum: 3 miles

Robie House

An important example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style.

Proximity to Driehaus Museum: 10 miles

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Wright’s residence and studio from 1889 to 1909.

Proximity to Driehaus Museum: 10 miles (Oak Park, IL)


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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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