Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th-century 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.” Mr. Driehaus founded the Museum to feature his outstanding collection of decorative arts—particularly Tiffany glass—as well as special exhibitions from other fine museums. The Driehaus Museum illuminates the 19th century in all its glamor.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Sun. 10AM-5PM.

School

Groups can arrange for a private tour to learn about restoration, art from the collection, and 19th-century Chicago. Some other tours include the Servants’ Tour, where groups can see the servants’ quarters, and the Twilight Tour, where a museum guide shares stories about the Nickerson family and social life during the 19th century. Exhibits at the museum typically feature artwork from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including illustration, jewelry, and clothing.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
The Gilded Age, Post Civil War, Decorative Arts

contact info
Phone: 312-482-8933 ext. 44
Email: grouptours@driehausmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th-century 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.” Mr. Driehaus founded the Museum to feature his outstanding collection of decorative arts—particularly Tiffany glass—as well as special exhibitions from other fine museums. The Driehaus Museum illuminates the 19th century in all its glamor.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Sun. 10AM-5PM.

Scouts

Groups can arrange for a private tour to learn about restoration, art from the collection, and 19th-century Chicago. Some other tours include the Servants’ Tour, where groups can see the servants’ quarters, and the Twilight Tour, where a museum guide shares stories about the Nickerson family and social life during the 19th century. Exhibits at the museum typically feature artwork from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including illustration, jewelry, and clothing.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
The Gilded Age, Post Civil War, Decorative Arts

contact info
Phone: 312-482-8933 ext. 44
Email: grouptours@driehausmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th-century 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.” Mr. Driehaus founded the Museum to feature his outstanding collection of decorative arts—particularly Tiffany glass—as well as special exhibitions from other fine museums. The Driehaus Museum illuminates the 19th century in all its glamor.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Sun. 10AM-5PM.

Campers

Groups can arrange for a private tour to learn about restoration, art from the collection, and 19th-century Chicago. Some other tours include the Servants’ Tour, where groups can see the servants’ quarters, and the Twilight Tour, where a museum guide shares stories about the Nickerson family and social life during the 19th century. Exhibits at the museum typically feature artwork from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including illustration, jewelry, and clothing.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
The Gilded Age, Post Civil War, Decorative Arts

contact info
Phone: 312-482-8933 ext. 44
Email: grouptours@driehausmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th-century 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.” Mr. Driehaus founded the Museum to feature his outstanding collection of decorative arts—particularly Tiffany glass—as well as special exhibitions from other fine museums. The Driehaus Museum illuminates the 19th century in all its glamor.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Sun. 10AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Groups can arrange for a private tour to learn about restoration, art from the collection, and 19th-century Chicago. Some other tours include the Servants’ Tour, where groups can see the servants’ quarters, and the Twilight Tour, where a museum guide shares stories about the Nickerson family and social life during the 19th century. Exhibits at the museum typically feature artwork from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including illustration, jewelry, and clothing.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
he Gilded Age, Post Civil War, Decorative Arts

contact info
Phone: 312-482-8933 ext. 44
Email: grouptours@driehausmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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