Friday, April 7
A Toast to the Gilded Age: The Art of Absinthe
Explore the enigmatic fin de siècle drink notoriously identified with Montmartre's thriving bohemian artist culture in Belle Époque Paris. After a brief discussion on its history, you will taste several cocktails inspired by "The Green Fairy." Read more
Sunday, April 16
Easter Brunch: A Family Affair
Enjoy our new Easter brunch with your family and friends in the elegant Ballroom. Begin with a special toast followed by a delicious catered buffet brunch, live music, reading and the Easter Bunny! 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
Opening February 11, 2017, L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters evokes the poster craze which transformed Parisian streets into colorful public art galleries and focuses on the exuberant period in France known as the Belle Époque. Drawn from the collection of Richard H. Driehaus, this special exhibition features 45 turn-of-the-century French posters by the five grand masters - Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlein, Alphonse Mucha, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Note: Entrance to this special exhibition is included with general admission. No advance reservations are required.
The Museum is open for self-guided visitation during regular hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Read more
March 14, 2017
Jules Chéret and the History of the Artistic Poster
How did the black and white broadside become the artistic and colorful poster? Discover the answer through a brief profile of the widely-acknowledged pioneer of poster-making, Jules Chéret. Read More
February 1, 2017
‘Divine Sarah’: The Great Star of the French Poster
Young and stunning, with sculpted eyebrows and a head of rich brunette curls, French actress Sarah Bernhardt first captured the ardor of Paris’s theatre-going elite in the 1870s. The rest of the world’s attention inevitably followed. Read More
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