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Northbrook has been served by a Community Associates group since 1976, when a small group was encouraged to affiliate with the Art Institute of Chicago. Now with over 200 members, the chapter regularly coordinates with the Art Institute to produce quality visual arts programs and events for education and enjoyment.

Local programs, trips to regional art and architectural venues, and extended out-of-state tours, along with exhibition-focused lectures at the Art Institute, are offered.

Members reside in the following zip codes: 60062, 60026, 60093, 60025, 60070, 60004, 60201, 60091, 60015, and 60035.

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

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Calendar of Events


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Representation of Nature in Gauguin’s Work

Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hamilton’s Women: Kick-Off Event Local Membership Outreach

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Trip to Milwaukee Art Museum

Grohmann Museum in Milwaukee, IL

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Guest Artist Program

Art Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Northern Lights: Scandinavian Artists Abroad and at Home

Sunset Ridge Country Club

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Guest Night: Success in Solving Thefts and Forgeries


Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Revival Styles in American Silver: Lecture & Exhibit Tour

Art Institute of Chicago and The Palmer House

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Art & Music

Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Chicago Architecture and the Gilded Age: Architecture Boat and Bus Tour

Chicago, IL

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Study Group: Architecture in Cathedrals

Northbrook Library