Barrington Community Associates was founded in 1961 with 42 members, becoming the 6th Community Associates group of the Art Institute of Chicago. The name of the group was changed in 2007 to Barrington/Northwest Community Associates to highlight a greater geographical area for membership. Currently there are 200 members. 

A wide variety of local programs, as well as illustrated lectures at the museum and trips to other museums and cultural institutions, provide enriching art appreciation for members. All programs are coordinated through the Art Institute.

Members reside in the following zip codes: 60010, 60067, 60014, 60005, 60047, 60074, 60004, 60013, 60056, and 60084.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are for Community Associates members only.

(G) Program is for Community Associates members and their guests. 
(M) Program is for Community Associates members only. 

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Calendar of Events


Friday, September 16, 2016

American Impressionist Art and Anita Willets-Burnham

Biltmore Country Club

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Chipstone Collection and Grohman Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum and Grohmann Museum

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Work in the Contemporary Collection

Art Institute of Chicago and Sullivan Galleries SAIC

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Guest Artist: Teresita Fernández

Art Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Art Institute of Chicago

Friday, January 13, 2017

Conservation of Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago

Barrington's White House

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lecture: Dynamic Symmetry—The Handwoven Textiles of Mary Crovatt Hambridge

Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tour of the Oriental Institute and Smart Museum

Chicago, IL

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Celebrating Art and Music

Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gallery Tours: The Intuit and the Ed Paschke Art Center

Chicago, IL