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Old Masters Society

The Old Masters Society (OMS) of the Art Institute of Chicago brings together more than 300 members who share a passion for the art of Europe from the 13th to 19th century.

Whether you are a student, scholar, museum professional, collector, or art enthusiast, you will enjoy the Old Masters Society's programs, trips, and social events. Old Masters Society programming includes exhibition previews, receptions, dinner and luncheon lectures by distinguished scholars, and trips to museums and private collections both in the United States and abroad. Members are also treated to exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and unique insights from Art Institute curators.

Membership in the Old Masters Society helps to support the collection and activities of the Department of European Painting and Sculpture. The OMS plays an important role in the Art Institute community through contributions towards acquisitions, research, publications, exhibitions, and lectures that foster an understanding of the great art of the past and an appreciation of collecting.


Contact Us

For more information, please contact Kaitlin Czurylo, OMS coordinator, at oms@artic.edu or (312) 443-3615.

Join the Old Masters Society today! Please note that you must be a member of the Art Institute of Chicago to join OMS.

Membership

Membership in the Old Masters Society is open to all members of the Art Institute of Chicago. Join us today!

Member Levels

Patron  $500

Sustaining  $250

Dual/Family  $150

Individual  $100

Student  $15


Contact Us

For more information, please contact Kaitlin Czurylo, OMS coordinator, at oms@artic.edu or (312) 443-3615.

Join the Old Masters Society today! Please note that you must be a member of the Art Institute of Chicago to join OMS.

Upcoming OMS programs include:

Casino Dinner featuring Desmond Shawe-Taylor
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
6:00 p.m.
The Casino Club

Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller Walk-Through and Breakfast with Curator Emerson Bowyer
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 and Tuesday, February 20, 2017
9:00 a.m.

Shockingly Mad: Henry Fuseli and the Art of Drawing Walk–Through and Breakfast with Chair and Curator Kevin Salatino
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
9:30 a.m.

The OMS calendar is always evolving. For the most up-to-date list of events, please contact our office.

Previous events include:

  • Lecture-Luncheon with Jean Goldman: “Through the Looking Glass”
  • Meet Your Museum—Celebrating Curators Emerson Bowyer and Kevin Salatino
  • Lecture-Luncheon with Dora Thornton: "A Rothschild Renaissance: A New Look at the Treasures of the Waddesdon Bequest in the British Museum"
  • Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist Walk-Through and Breakfast with Curator Gloria Groom
  • Gauguin under the Stars—Exhibition Celebration

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Kaitlin Czurylo, OMS coordinator, at oms@artic.edu or (312) 443-3615.

Join the Old Masters Society today! Please note that you must be a member of the Art Institute of Chicago to join OMS.