The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th century to the present. Its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions are presented in an immersive experience within the restored Nickerson Mansion, completed in 1883. Vibrant educational and cultural programs, as well as exhibitions, place the Gilded Age in context and illuminate the history, culture and urban fabric of Chicago. Photo by Alexander Vertikoff, 2014.
The Chicago Room in the Chicago History Museum overlooking Lincoln Park is typically reserved for private events but is accessible to museum guests. The space is decorated with ten stained glass-windows by several different artists including George Washington Maher, the designer of the Driehaus’s own Maher Gallery; and the maker of the Driehaus Museum’s dome, Giannini & Hilgart. (Stop 5 on Chicago’s Tiffany Trail)
The one window attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany in The Chicago Room depicts two figures in Classical drapery looking out over a seascape, one plays a flute. Its original home was the hallway landing of the William Wrigley Mansion at 2466 N. Lakeview Ave, completed in 1896.
Open daily 9:30am-4:30pm, Sundays 12-5pm, Tuesdays 9:30am-9pm Adults: $19, Seniors/Students: 17, Children: Free.
Cover photo credit: Peter Riel via Flickr.