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.

For assistance in planning your Chicago trip, visit ChooseChicago.com or HotTix.org for additional suggestions.

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

charnleyhouse.org

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

www.architecture.org

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

www.therookerybuilding.com (for building information)
www.gowright.org (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

www.uic.edu

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

www.glessnerhouse.org

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

www.clarkehousemuseum.org

Robie House

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

Proximity to Driehaus Museum: 10 miles

www.gowright.org

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Wright’s residence and studio from 1889 to 1909.

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

www.gowright.org

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

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour: Chicago's Legacy of Virtue and Vice
Every Friday, June 2 - September 1

Explore the dichotic human struggle between Virtue and Vice with this new summer walking tour. Experience Chicago's storied past from a new perspective. Read more

Featured Program

Vive la France! Celebrate Bastille Day
Friday, July 14

This year, in honor of our special exhibition L’Affichomonia, join us to celebrate the liberation of France! This family-friendly afternoon includes live music, sweet bits, and activities for kids. Read more

Featured Program

Travel Tour: Crab Tree Farm & Ragdale: Explore Chicago’s Arts and Crafts Movement
Friday, August 18

Our summer travel tour takes us back to the ever-popular Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff as well as Howard Van Doren Shaw’s former summer estate, Ragdale. 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