The Old Masters Society (OMS) of the Art Institute of Chicago brings together more than 500 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.
Membership in the Old Masters Society is open to all members of the Art Institute of Chicago. Join us today!
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