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Oak Park-River Forest

In 1954, the Oak Park–River Forest Community Associates was formed to serve the communities of Oak Park and River Forest. Oak Park-River Forest Associates became the second suburban group to affiliate with the Art Institute of Chicago and today has an active membership of approximately 200.

Among the creative programs presented annually are image-illustrated lectures at the Art Institute, which focus on both current exhibitions and the permanent collection. Also sponsored are an opening coffee, a spring luncheon, multiple day trips, and, most recently, an extended tour to art venues in other states. All programs are coordinated through the Art Institute.

Members reside in the following zip codes: 60305, 60302, 60301, 60126, 60304, 60707, 60546, 60523, 60521, and 60527.

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.

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Calendar of Events


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Remembering Marshall Fields

Nineteenth Century Club, Oak Park, IL

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Behind the Scenes at the Chicago Theater and the Joffrey Ballet

Chicago, IL

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Guest Artist Program: Teresita Fernández

Art Institute of Chicago

Monday, December 5, 2016

Gallery Walk through The New Contemporary

Art Institute of Chicago

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Gold and Steel: The New Medieval and Renaissance Galleries

Oak Park Public Library

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lecture: Science and the Secret Lives of Paintings

Art Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Manifest Desitny: Art of the American West

Art Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Celebrating Art and Music

Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Art of Mary Cassatt

Oak Park Country Club

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Smart Museum and Rockefeller Chapel

Rockefeller Chapel and Robie House