Archives For September 2012

Last week, Dr. Caroline Hellman delivered a lecture entitled The Gilded Progressive: Edith Wharton’s Literary and Autobiographical Designs. Read on for key excerpts of Wharton’s work discussed during the talk and a Q&A with Hellman.

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One of the Driehaus Museum’s sister institutions is a perfect example of understated, classical Georgian style. Soane’s Museum in London today preserves a delightful profusion of objects from the great architect’s lifetime of collecting.

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The Driehaus Museum participates in Chicago Architecture Foundation’s second-annual Open House Chicago, a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at over 150 of the city’s spaces and places.

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Becca Brown—day-camp comedy sketch actress, soon-to-be Landmarks Illinois patron, and all-around pretty awesome 11-year-old—talks about what it’s like to be one of the Driehaus Museum’s youngest members.

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