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Saturday, December 12
Concert: Cool Yule Holiday Cabaret
Spider Saloff brings her signature holiday show to the Museum this holiday season! Read more

Saturday, December 19
Maker & Muse Farewell Trunk Show
Celebrate Maker & Muse: Women and Twentieth Century Art Jewelry and join us at our Vintage Jewelry Trunk Show. Read more

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November 2, 2015
Meet the Driehaus Museum Team: Emily, Museum Guide
Our staff is always asked about our backgrounds and why we came to work at the Driehaus Museum, so we decided to share our stories! Read More


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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November 24, 2015
Entertain Your Guests in the Nickerson Mansion
The Driehaus Museum provides an intimate setting for corporate entertaining and private events. Read More

November 09, 2015
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2015
It is almost time for the annual lights festival and parade again! Read More

October 15, 2015
Chicago Architecture Foundation's "Open House Chicago" This Weekend
For two days of the year, Chicago buildings open their normally locked doors to the public to celebrate the city's architecture. Read More

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