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Driehaus Museum Admission

Driehaus Museum Admission
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$20
Duration: 1 to 7 hours
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The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with a focus on the Gilded Age. The Museum is located just steps from the Magnificent Mile within the meticulously restored Nickerson Mansion, renowned as Gilded Age Chicago’s “Marble Palace.”  It was founded to feature an outstanding collection of decorative arts—particularly Tiffany glass—as well as temporary exhibitions.

Visit: Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Current exhibits include Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America, which looks at the popular revival of formal portraiture in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The exhibition features nearly sixty artworks, including oil paintings, miniatures, and bronzes with works by artists such as Gilbert Stuart, Rembrandt Peale, John Singer Sargent, Eastman Johnson, and William Adolphe Bouguereau. Beauty’s Legacy features portraits of members of socially prominent families such as Washington, Bonaparte, Livingston, Vanderbilt, and Astor, names that left a lasting impression on the cultural and financial legacies of our nation.
Gilded Chicago: Portraits of an Era explores how the resurgence of portraiture manifested itself in Chicago during the Gilded Age. The exhibition includes ten paintings of prominent Chicago citizens that were commissioned during the late 19th and early 20th centuries with familiar last names such as McCormick, Field, Pullman, and Nickerson.
Treasures from the White City: The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 includes objects drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as the collection of Richard H. Driehaus and features original works and memorabilia designed for and exhibited at the fair. Pieces by Louis Comfort Tiffany created for his magnificent World’s Fair chapel, substantial silver selections designed by both Gorham Manufacturing Company and Tiffany & Company, and artifacts from the exposition such as tickets, maps and programs will be featured in the exhibition presented in celebration of the fair’s 125th anniversary.
Explore all three floors of the mansion with your general admission ticket.  Guided tours are available for an additional $5 fee.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with a focus on the Gilded Age. The Museum is located just steps from the Magnificent Mile within the meticulously restored Nickerson Mansion, renowned as Gilded Age Chicago’s “Marble Palace.”  It was founded to feature an outstanding collection of decorative arts—particularly Tiffany glass—as well as temporary exhibitions.