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Heritage Corridor

The Heritage Corridor Community Associates, formed in 1999, includes members from Bureau, Grundy, La Salle, Livingston, and Will counties. Communities along the Heritage Corridor, within proximity of Interstate 80, make up the core of this group's membership.

Many of Heritage Corridor's 127 members live over 100 miles from the Art Institute, yet still participate fully in illustrated art lectures and gallery walks at the Art Institute. The group also organizes local programs and trips to other cultural venues. All programs are coordinated through the Art Institute.

Members reside in the following zip codes: 61350, 61354, 60450, 61356, 60420, 60551, 60435, 61364, 61362, and 61301.

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 For additional updates, follow the Community Associates on Facebook and join your group.

Upcoming Programs

Membership Event: Art in the Era of Downton Abbey (G)
August 22, 2013

Jeff Nigro, Art Institute
Tea: Deer Park CC, Oglesby, IL

Lecture: Japonisme—French Impressionism and Japanese Woodblock Prints (G)
September 12, 2013

Lucas Livingston, Art Institute
Lunch: Tesori

Tour: Art in Bridgeport (G)
October 10, 2013

Guided tours of Zhou B and Bridgeport Art Centers
Lunch: Polo Cafe

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

Nick Cave, artist
Artist lecture, lunch and tour of Hellenic Museum
Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute
Lunch: Athena 

Lecture: The Christmas Story in Baroque Art—Art of the Holiday Season (G)
December 12, 2013

David Stark, Art Institute
Lunch: Ditka's LUMA: Creche Exhibition 

Lecture: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Ancient and Byzantine Art  (G)
January 22, 2014

Terah Walkup, Art Institute
Lunch: Art Institute

Valentine Luncheon: Mary Cassatt—Modern Woman (G)
February 19, 2014

Allison Muscolino, Art Institute
Luncheon and yearly meeting
Optional Lunch: Uptown Grill, LaSalle, IL

Lecture: Rising from the Ashes—Chicago's Rich Architectural Legacy (G)
March 13, 2014

Margaret Farr, Art Institute
Lunch: Auditorium Theatre

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

Jeff Nigro, Art Institute
Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute
Optional Lunch: Millnenium Park Room

Day Trip: Go West to Find Art (G)
May 8, 2014

Docent led tour at Figge Museum
Lunch: Bix Bistro, Davenport, IA