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South Community Associates: Cents and Sensitivity—Class Conscience in the Gilded Age

September 19, 2018
Ruth Lake Country Club at 6200 S. Madison St., Hinsdale, IL 60521
$15 per person, open to Community Associates members and their guests

At the end of the 19th century, vast fortunes were made by entrepreneurs, innovators, industrialists, and "robber barons." The dazzling material culture of the era allows us to consider how wealth drove artistic production and gave us an enduring taste for "conspicuous consumption." 

Location: Ruth Lake Country Club at 6200 S. Madison St., Hinsdale, IL 60521
Speaker: Annie Morse 
Program capacity: 200
Registration period: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Registration for this program has closed. 

Schedule of the Day: 

9:15 Continental Breakfast
10:00 Lecture

To reach the event planners, please contact Wanda Maxson at (630) 833-8864 or Nancy Johnson at (708) 784-1684. 

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.

Tiffany and Company, design attributed to Edward C. Moore. Pitcher, 1878. Restricted gift of Mrs. Frank L. Sulzberger.