10th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum’s Board of Trustees will host its first gala in celebration of the Museum’s 10th anniversary on the evening of Thursday, September 13, 2018. The event will honor leading Chicago architect, preservationist, and sustainable designer, Joseph Antunovich. Proceeds from the gala will support the Driehaus Museum’s exhibitions, educational and cultural programming, as well as the ongoing care of the historic Nickerson Mansion.

Click here to download the press release.

For additional information or to RSVP, contact Lisa Wagner of IETSO, LLC at gala@driehausmuseum.org.

To register online, please click the links below:

Driehaus Museum Gala Pledge Form For Tickets and Sponsorships, Click Here


Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Driehaus Museum, 40 East Erie Street, Chicago
Attire: Black Tie

Gala Co-Chairs:
Patricia Besser and Gary Metzner

Catering Sponsor:

Media Sponsor:

Live Auction Preview

Beauty’s Legacy Signature Necklace, includes Exhibition catalog
and two tickets to the Museum
Estimate: $2,500

Stunning Black Spinel Gemstone and White Freshwater Pearl Necklace elegantly designed by Leimomi Pearls. Handcrafted sterling silver Art Deco embellishment contains 21 freshwater pearls set in rhinestone design. Embellishment is surrounded by a 7 strand burst of 24-38 freshwater pearls per strand leading to 7 strands of black spinel gemstone at graduated lengths. This unique, yet highly wearable design is 29 inches in length and has no clasp.

5 day/4 night stay at Richard H. Driehaus’ La Quinta, California Home
Estimate: Priceless

Soak up the California sun with a 5 day/4-night stay at the 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, featuring a private guesthouse and courtyard, a relaxing hot tub and two patios overlooking the fairways of the world-renowned La Quinta Resort & Club. Tucked beneath the enchanting Santa Rosa Mountains, Richard Driehaus’ lovely villa in the Santa Rosa Cove resort community is located in La Quinta, California – 30 miles southeast of Palm Springs. The spectacular location provides access to tennis, hiking, biking, pools, fine dining, spas, and world-class golf. The Club’s Mountain golf course, designed by Pete Dye was named Golf Magazine’s Top 100 You Can Play. Just a short drive away in Palm Desert, is the El Paseo Shopping District, also known as the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert,” with a mile-long selection of more than 300 shops. Get your sunglasses ready and enjoy your getaway to the California desert! *Please note: Golf amenities are available through the La Quinta Resort & Club for an additional fee.

Accommodations: The maximum guest capacity is six. The two bedrooms have a queen size bed and the casita daybed pulls out and sleeps two as well.
Date subject to availability. Valid for one year from date of purchase.

Dinner for up to 10 at the Driehaus Museum with 5-Course Menu Created by Season 15 Top Chef Winner Joe Flamm including Wine Pairings
Estimate: Priceless

Call the Marble Palace yours for the evening as you entertain friends or colleagues with cocktails and a five-course dinner. A menu created by Spiaggia’s Joe Flamm paired with the marble-clad Main Hall, magnificently carved wooden interiors, and beautiful high ceilings will make for an experience you won’t soon forget! The three-hour event will begin with cocktails in the Main Hall followed by dinner in the Historic Ballroom.

Date subject to availability. Valid for 1 year from date of purchase. Winner expected to agree to Museum’s Private Event General Policies and Procedures.

Driehaus Wine Cellar Tasting for Six with Somerset head sommelier
Estimate: Priceless

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you explore Mr. Driehaus’ rare and exquisite wine collection with Somerset Lead Sommelier and Wine Director, Laura Flowers, as your guide. Chef Lee Wolen and Boka Restaurant Group’s Somerset opened in September 2016 to rave reviews and recently received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Ms. Flowers will make wine selections that will be paired with small bites from Somerset. This two-hour event, designed for six people, includes a curated tour of Mr. Driehaus’ Gold Coast home.

Maximum guest capacity of six; Date subject to availability. Valid for one year from date of purchase.

6 Day / 5 Night Stay at Richard H. Driehaus’ St. Thomas Home
Estimate: Priceless

Perched on a cliff at the entrance to Charlotte Amalie Harbor, enjoy dramatic and panoramic views while relaxing poolside at Richard H. Driehaus’ Le Corbusier influenced St. Thomas home. The home’s location allows easy access to beaches, snorkeling, adventure trips and shopping. It is situated 20 minutes from Magen’s Bay Beach, cited by National Geographic as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Just a 45-minute ferry ride away is St. John, two-thirds of which is U.S. National Park land. When spending time at the house, catch up on a book or have cocktails in the pavilion-like living and dining room. Gather in the spacious kitchen and prepare a well-earned meal. After sharing a tasty meal with good company, nap in the poolside cabana.

Accommodations: The home comfortably sleeps 4 adults and 4 children (children must be over the age of five). There are two bedrooms with queen beds and a guest suite with two bunk beds. Also includes: $400 gift certificate for dinner at Oceana restaurant $200 gift certificate for lunch at Amalia café

Date subject to availability. Valid for one year from date of purchase. No pets and no smoking please. Winner & guests expected to sign a Visitor’s Agreement.