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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"With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age"
Long before Mad Magazine and the National Lampoon came into existence, cartoonists of the late 1800s published their work in the pages of Puck. The Driehaus Museum's latest exhibition, "With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age," explores the...Drawing Until Sunday January 8 2017Read more