Arts Club of Chicago

Since 1916, The Arts Club of Chicago has been a preeminent exhibitor of international art, a forum for established and emerging artists, and a celebrated venue for performers from around the world. For over 95 years, The Arts Club has opened its membership to artists and patrons of the arts, and its exhibitions to the public. At its inaugural meeting, the mission of the Club was defined as: “to encourage higher standards of art, maintain galleries for that purpose, and to promote the mutual acquaintance of art lovers and art workers.”

The Arts Club continues to uphold this mission, offering between three and four public exhibitions per year, a permanent collection including work by many modern and contemporary masters, and a diverse calendar of programming offered to its membership and guests.

The first floor galleries of The Arts Club are free and open to the public 11am–6pm, Tuesday through Friday, and 11am–3pm on Saturdays. The Arts Club also hosts free public lectures and performances on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Openings begin at 6 pm on the first day of each exhibition.

If you are interested in membership, please email

For more information and exhibition schedules visit

Image: Roman Ondak: Walking Toward a Fata Morgana, The Arts Club of Chicago. Photo by Michael Tropea. 

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