Saturdays, October 18 & November 1
Wednesday, October 29
Death, Disease and Bones: The Lincoln Park Walking Tour
On this fascinating walking tour, learn about the macabre history of Chicago's Lincoln Park, which was once a vast, windswept cemetery. Read more
Wednesday, November 12
Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light
Louis C. Tiffany used colored glass as a painter uses pigments. In this illustrated lecture, Lindsy Parrott, Director/Curator of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, will explore the history of Tiffany's glass and highlight some of the special types of glass found in his celebrated windows and lamps. Read more
October 1, 2014
A Guide to Enjoying the World’s Colombian Exposition
Have you ever wondered what visiting the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition in Chicago would have been like? In this month's blog, we take a look at Mrs. Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer's article from Century Magazine that advised prospective visitors on how to best explore the Fair. Read More
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
The Museum is open for self-guided visitation during regular hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Extended hours first and third Tuesdays, until 8 p.m., subject to availability.
Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus CollectionExtended through January 4, 2015!
One of America’s most celebrated artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all media available to artists and designers of the late 19th and early 20th-centuries. The Driehaus Museum’s inaugural exhibition is devoted solely to this extraordinary artist’s work. Visit the exhibition through January 4, 2015.
The daily tour schedule is:
Best of Both: Tiffany & Museum Highlights
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
October 01, 2014
Harriet F. Rees House Moved to a new location
The Harriet F. Rees House moves one block north but will stay within the context of the Prairie District. Read More
August 15, 2014
Remaining Relevant: A look at Washington’s Fascinating House Museums
Washington's most fascinating house museums allow visitors to relive history. Most historical house museums today have successfully evolved with the times and have made great strides in historical preservation. These museums are thriving, boosted in part by advances in the field, as well as growing appreciation for preservation among the general public.
July 11, 2014
New York's Historic Carnegie Mansion: Renovated and Re-imagined
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Announces Dec. 12, 2014 Opening of Renovated Carnegie Mansion and Opening Exhibitions. Read More
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