City (Chicago)

Founded in 1971, the City Community Associates was originally called South Side Associates. Membership in City Associates has since expanded to service all neighborhoods within the city of Chicago.

City Community Associates is a vital organization with an active membership of almost 350. The group provides exciting opportunities for its members to grow in their knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of art. Close proximity to city museums and galleries make visits a regular feature on the calendar of events. All programs are coordinated through the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Members reside in the following zip codes: 60611, 60610, 60614, 60657, 60605, 60643, 60091, 60601, 60615, and 60637.

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

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Calendar of Events


Friday, August 25, 2017

The New Palette of the 19th Century: Gauguin, Van Gogh, and color change 

Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 

Painting and “Whiteness”: The representation of race in the late 19th century and early 20th century Europe 

Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bus Tour to Maclean Museums in Mettawa, IL

MacLean Museum

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Guest Artist Program

Art Institute of Chicago

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Art of Christmas at the White House

University Club of Chicago

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Point of View: Gallery activities

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Preview of John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age

Palmer House

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Auspicious Metal: Archaic Bronzes from China’s Forbidden City and Scholars’ Studio

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Art & Music Program

Art Institute of Chicago  

Thursday, May 17, 2018

From Antiques to Modern: The Art of Collecting Art and the Auction Process

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Pub Crawl Around the World: A Visual History of Beer and Wine

Art Institute of Chicago