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Programs

Thursday, September 17
Nickerson Lecture: The 'Japan Craze' on Paper - Japonisme in American Graphic Art
Learn why Western artists began incorporating Japanese motifs and aesthetic principles into their work becoming known as "Japonisme". Read more

Friday, October 9
Concert: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Join us in celebrating “Old Blue Eyes” on what would have been his 100th birthday with a repertoire of his classic songs. Read more

Museum Blog

August 8, 2015
[From the Archives] You Asked: Didn’t This Building Used to be Black?
Part of the Museum’s mission is to champion the ideals of preservation. Here’s a look at one of the most impressive parts of our award-winning restoration of 2003–2008: cleaning a crust of pollutants from the sandstone exterior. Read More

Welcome

Stained glass dome at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Driehaus Museum offers visitors a fascinating view of one of the few remaining examples of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age.

The galleries, elegantly furnished with period pieces selected from the Driehaus Collection, are presented in harmony with the interiors and surviving furnishings, immersing visitors in the original splendor of this late 19th-century home. Read more

Hours, Exhibition, and Tour Information


Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry features more than two hundred and fifty pieces of jewelry created in the early decades of the twentieth century. During this vibrant period, jewelry makers in the world’s centers of design created audacious new styles in response to the growing industrialization of the world and the changing role of women in society. Their “alternative” designs—boldly artistic, exquisitely detailed, handwrought, and inspired by nature—became known as art jewelry.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
The Museum is open for self-guided visitation during regular hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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News

August 31, 2015
Art Pieces from 1893 Columbian Exposition Found in Storage
Three hand-painted Japanese sliding-door panels which were displayed during the 1893 Columbian Exposition have turned up in a Chicago Park District storage facility. Read More

August 20, 2015
Driehaus Museum Signature Tile Contest
Voting has begun for our signature tile for 2015 - which one will you choose? Read More

August 14, 2015
Driehaus Museum named one of TripAdvisor's most unexpected popular attractions
USA Today features the Driehaus Museum as an institution with a high ranking in reviews but not as known in a city of large institutions. Read More

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