The Driehaus Museum Store Celebrates Grand Opening July 13

CHICAGO, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Driehaus Museum is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Museum Store on July 13, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to noon

The Museum Store offers a carefully curated selection of items inspired by the Museum's magnificent Gilded Age interiors, decorative arts collections, and period design philosophies. Guests may select from a number of keepsakes featuring Louis Comfort Tiffany's glassworks, as well as modern and historic architecture books, stationary, tableware, and handmade and fine jewelry. Other distinctive gifts and mementos include postcards, stationary, vases, candles, curios, and more.

"In addition to the recent launch of the Driehaus Museum's exhibition program, the Museum Store is an exciting part of the continued growth of the Museum's offerings, which our members and guests have been anticipating," says Museum Director Lise Dube-Scherr. "The immersive environment that makes the Driehaus Museum so special, continues within the Museum Store. Period furniture from the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts are being utilized as fixtures to artistically display the store's unique gifts and keepsakes."

A ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place to celebrate the grand opening at 10:30 a.m. on July 13, 2013. Attendance to the special event is complimentary with Museum admission. Light refreshments will be served.

On July 13 only, visitors receive a 15% discount and members receive a 25% discount on all Museum Store purchases. Driehaus Museum members always receive a 10% discount on store merchandise. For more information about membership, please call 312 482 8933, ext. 45 or visit DriehausMuseum.org.

About the Driehaus Museum

Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum is a fascinating and rare example of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age. The galleries are elegantly furnished with pieces from the most celebrated designers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Herter Brothers. These objets d'art are presented in harmony with the immaculately-restored interiors and surviving furnishings of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion, which was designated as a Chicago landmark in 1977. For more information about the Museum, its collection or offerings, please visit DriehausMuseum.org.

Members of the media may contact Samantha Chmelik, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, for more information: 312 482 8933, ext. 39 or schmelik@driehausmuseum.org.

SOURCE Richard H. Driehaus Museum



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