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Southwest Community Associates Joint Program: The Rise of Photography and a Season of Art Institute Exhibitions

September 12, 2018
Price Auditorium
$75 per person, open to Community Associates members and their guests

Explore a variety of special exhibitions at the Art Institute, as Giovanni Aloi kicks off the event with his lecture, "The Photographic Revolution: From Documentary to Creativity."

Location: Price Auditorium 
Speakers: Giovanni Aloi, and gallery tours led by Erica Warren, Lekha Waitoller, and others
Program capacity: 56
Registration period: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – Wednesday, September 5, 2018

To register for this program without transportation or lunch, click here

Schedule of the Day:

8:00 Bus departure from Big Lots in Peru, IL
8:30 Bus departure from Farm and Fleet in Ottawa, IL
9:00 Bus departure from Brother's Country Supply in Morris, IL 
10:45 Lecture in Price Auditorium by Giovanni Aloi 
12:00-1:30 Buffet lunch in Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room

Gallery Tour. Choose one of the four options noted below, take an audio tour, or visit the exhibitions on your own.


Gallery Tour. Choose one of four options noted below, take an audio tour, or visit the exhibitions on your own. 

3:30 Buses depart from outside of the Modern Wing on Monroe St. 

To reach the event planner, please contact Debbi Torri at (815) 941-9767 or

Lunch will be served as a buffet in the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room. 

To reach the assistant event planner, please contact Barbara Mueller at (815) 434-5218 or

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.

Gustave Caillebotte. Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877. Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection.