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. 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.
13 hours 56 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Go
Speed is both a product of modern life and an agent of it. At the turn of the 20th century, new technologies of mobility and transmission—trains, cars, airplanes, radio, film, television, to name only a few—increased the pace of life, collapsing distances between people and places and assaulting the senses.
Go, the second exhibition in the Art Institute’s Modern Series, explores how artists responded to different ways of experiencing and seeing the world in the accelerated modern age—through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, designed objects, textiles, books, and films.
18 hours 12 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Happy birthday to Winslow Homer. In 1883 the artist moved to a small coastal village in Maine, where he created a series of paintings of the sea unparalleled in American art. The paintings he created after 1882 focused almost exclusively on humankind’s age-old contest with nature.
In The Herring Net, Homer depicted the heroic efforts of fishermen at their daily work. While one fisherman hauls in the netted and glistening herring, the other unloads the catch. Utilizing the teamwork so necessary for survival, both strive to steady the precarious boat as it rides the incoming swells. Homer’s isolation of these two figures underscores the monumentality of their task: the elemental struggle against a sea that both nurtures and deprives.
See five paintings by Winslow Homer in Gallery 171 of American Art—http://bit.ly/2l89rfx
1 day 8 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Put your own creative spin on 30 masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago. Our coloring book is now available online at the Museum Shop.