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.
8 hours 22 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Otis Kaye incorporated currency into a series of works as a commentary on the close relationship between art and commerce. Heart of the Matter shows a torn-up representation of Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer with a stack of cash hanging from its center. The painting was purchased at the time for a record-breaking price. Kaye sought to critique the commercialism at the “heart” of the art world while paying tribute the great artists who make it possible.
See our new acquisition—Otis Kaye's Heart of the Matter—on view in Gallery 262.
13 hours 3 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—To Build a Modern Campus: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the Illinois Institute of Technology, 1939–1948
Former Bauhaus director Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began designing the IIT campus mere months after arriving in Chicago. To Build a Modern Campus examines both the project’s exemplary expression of modern technology and the social struggle of those displaced by its construction.
2 days 15 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago "We still live in a country where only tragedy teaches us the names of invisible men."
Chicago Reader visits Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem, on view through August 28.