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Bus Tour: Private Entrée to Public Spaces

April 18, 2013
$100 per member

Experience art in a historic mansion, private clubs, and a children’s hospital with Joan Arenberg. At the Driehaus Museum’s Nickerson Mansion, view the glorious restoration of Gilded Age design and decoration in historic wall coverings, important carpets, furniture, objets d’art, and the stained-glass dome. Enjoy lunch and tour the art collection at the Union League Club of Chicago, which contains over 800 works including important examples by American and many Illinois artists such as Ivan Albright, Roger Brown, and Kerry James Marshall. 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. Vinci Hamp Architects designed the building to highlight the modernist Mies-designed staircase and the permanent collection in the salon and first-floor gallery. At the Lurie Children’s Hospital see how art improves the hospital experience for patients and families—where whale models, fish tanks, colorful mosaic murals, and work by Jaume Plensa enhance daily life.

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Main Hall of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion. Photo by Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing.