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Fox Valley

Originally formed as the Wayne-Geneva Associates in 1958, the group changed its name to the Fox Valley Community Associates in 1965, reflecting a broad base of membership from several communities along the Fox River, especially the towns of St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia.

With a membership of over 200, Fox Valley Community Associates works in close association with the Art Institute to provide comprehensive programs which promote an appreciation of the visual arts. Trips to the Art Institute, as well as to other regional cultural venues are highlights of the program year. Additionally, the group also supports local outreach programs in art education.

Members reside in the following zip codes: 60174, 60134, 60175, 60510, 60184, 60119, 60543, 60124, 60115, and 60554.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are for Community Associates members only.

(G) Program is for Community Associates members and their guests.
(M) Program is for Community Associates members only.

For more information, e-mail CAcoordinator@artic.edu. For additional updates, follow the Community Associates on Facebook and join your group.


Upcoming Programs
2013-2014
 

Lecture: Designing Camelot—The Kennedy White House Restoration (G)
September 18, 2013

Kathleen Cummings, Art Institute
Lunch: Dunham Woods Riding Club, Wayne


Day Trip: Of Gods and Glamour—Greek, Roman and Byzantine Art (G)
October 9, 2013

David Stark, Art Institute
Lecture at the Art Institute and tour of Hellenic Museum  
Lunch: Athena


Artist Lecture: Body of Work (G)
November 4, 2013

Nick Cave, artist
Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute
Lunch: Lloyd's 


Lecture: Saints in Art (G)
December 12, 2013

Terah Walkup, Art Institute
Lunch: St. Charles Country Club


Membership Event: Japonisme—French Impressionism and Japanese Woodblock Prints (G)
January 19, 2014

Lucas Livingston, Art Institute 
Dinner: The Herrington Inn


Lecture: Cultivating a Taste for Scenery—American Landscape Painting, Tourism, and National Identity (G)
February 5, 2014

Patricia Smith Scanlan, Art Institute
February Study Series
Lunch: Dunham Woods Riding Club, Wayne


Lecture: Urban Impressions—The Ashcan School (G)
February 12, 2014

Jeff Nigro, Art Institute
February Study Series
Lunch: Dunham Woods Riding Club, Wayne


Lecture: The Terra Foundation Collection and the Historic Palmer House Hilton (G)
February 26, 2014

Kate Kelley, Art Institute
February Study Series
Lunch: Lockwood Restaurant in Palmer House


Lecture: Images of the Roaring Twenties—Flappers, Fashion and Beyond (G)
March 12, 2014

Jeff Mishur, art historian
Lunch: Dunham Woods Riding Club, Wayne 


Art and Music Seminar: Spain in the Golden Age—Art and Music at a Cultural Crossroads (G)
April 8, 2014

Jeff Nigro, Art Institute
Lunch: Union League Club


Day Trip: Crystal Bridges (M)
May 2-5, 2014

About Tours
Four day trip; art and architecture in and around Bentonville, Arkansas
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