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Northwest Indiana

The Northwest Indiana Community Associates was organized in 1993 with forty charter members. The chapter has since grown to almost 300 members. Lake and Porter counties in Indiana are home to most of the group. A large annual membership meeting in September kicks off the new year, generating interest and excitement for the upcoming calendar of programs and events.

Yearly programming, in close association with the Art Institute of Chicago, includes image-illustrated lectures at the Art Institute, a six-part study series, and tours to other significant museums and cultural institutions in the Chicago metropolitan and regional areas.

Members reside in the following zip codes: 46321, 46307, 46385, 46383, 46375, 46322, 46304, 46311, 46403, and 46319.

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

(g) Program is for Community Associates and their guests. 
(p) Program is open to the public. 

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Calendar of Events


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Long-Distance Affair: Curating the Fashion Exhibition 

Avalon Manor, Merriville, IN

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Haan House Museum and Lafayette Museum Tour

Lafayette, IN

November 2, 2016 and February 6, March 21, April 25, 2017

Study Group Series: Romance and Art

Lake Country Library, Merriville, IN

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Guest Artist: Teresita Fernández

Art Institute of Chicago

Monday, December 12, 2016

Remembering Marshall Fields

Visual and Performing Art Center, Munster, IN

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Finding Mr. Darcy in the Artist: The Life and Loves of a Romantic-Era Gentleman

Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Impressions of the Floating World

Art Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee, WI

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Celebrating Art and Music

Art Institute of Chicago

February 6 and 15, March 21, and April 25, 2017

Study Groups

Lake County Library

Monday, May 15, 2017

Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Along the Lines of Saul Steinberg

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Meet Zelda Fitzgerald

Innsbrook Country Club, Merriville, IN