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Far West Community Associates: American Artists in Monet's Garden

October 17, 2018
Carlisle Banquets at 435 E Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148
$40 per person, open to Community Associates members and their guests

The tiny village of Giverny hosted an informal circle of American artists.  From the mid-1880s until the outbreak of the First World War, young artists who studied in Paris regularly made the journey out of the capital to summer in the village.  They were drawn to the region for its quiet life, picturesque landscapes, and a low price of living.  But more than that they came to Giverny with hopes to encounter Claude Monet.  Only a few were allowed in the master’s garden but they all felt his influence. This talk will explore what they learned beyond the garden’s gate.  

Location: Carlisle Banquets at 435 E Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148
Program Capacity: 200
Registration period: Wednesday, September 19, 2018–Tuesday, October 9, 2018 

Schedule of the Day: 

11:30 Social time (cash bar available)
12:00  Luncheon
1:15 Meeting
1:30 Lecture

Lunch menu options: Salad Trio or Chicken Brochette Oriental 

To reach the event planner, please contact Sue Krause at (630) 678-0484, (630) 272-5484, or email 

To reach the assistant event planner, please contact Cheryl Groth at (630) 363-0947 or email

Accessibility and Dietary Concerns:
Community Associates tries to make their events accessible to members.  Some programs may require standing for a period of time, walking on uneven terrain or using stairs without handrails.  Programming is year-round.  Impairments regarding mobility and any medical or dietary issues must be disclosed prior to booking so Community Associates can make their best effort at providing reasonable accommodation. Please contact the program chair of the event if you have any questions. 

This Community Associates event is exclusively for current Community Associates members. Membership will be verified at the door, and refunds cannot be issued for those without a valid membership. For Community Associates events that allow guests, nonmember guests must be registered by a Community Associates member. If you are interested in becoming a member of Community Associates, please visit to join both the Art Institute of Chicago and the Community Associates group of your choice.

Claude Monet. Water Lilies, 1906. Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection. The Art Institute of Chicago.