Local eccentric fund-manager and philanthropist Driehaus has opened this museum to publicly display his expansive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany lamps and accessories, and other late 19th century furnishings. Housed inside the mansion built by 19th-century liquor-magnate Samuel M Nickerson, the immaculately rehabbed “marble palace” is also a shining example of building preservation.
|Venue name:||Richard H. Driehaus Museum||Contact:|
40 E Erie St
|Cross street:||at Wabash Ave|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. Tours: Tue–Sat 10am, 2pm; Sun 1:30, 3pm; first and third Tuesdays 6:30pm|
|Transport:||EI stop: Red to Chicago Bus : 3, 22, 36, 65, 66, 151|
|Price:||$20, seniors $12.50, students and kids $10 (not recommended for kids aged nine and younger); add $5 for guided tour. Tuesday tours $15|
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"L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters"
Immortalized on the walls of cafés, bistros and dorm rooms across the nation, vintage French posters are a decorative staple that date back to the late 1800s. The Driehaus Museum's latest exhibition presents 45 turn-of-the-century French posters from...Prints & editions Until Sunday January 7 2018