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Originally named Homewood-Flossmoor Community Associates, this group was formed in 1955 by its 19 charter members. Today, the name Southland Community Associates denotes a larger geographical area and the communities of the south, southeast, and southwest suburbs of Chicago. These suburbs comprise the majority of the group's membership of almost 200.

Unique programming produced by Southland includes two regional tours, image-illustrated lectures at the museum, and local programs creating a full calendar of events. All programs are coordinated through the Art Institute of Chicago.

Members reside in the following zip codes: 60422, 60430, 60466, 60461, 60417, 60423, 60411, 60453, 60449, and 60473.

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

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Calendar of Events


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tarsila do Amaral: Modernism in Brazil

Freedom Hall

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Bus Trip to Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wish You Were Here: A History of the Souvenir Postcard

Lincolnshire Country Club

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Guest Artist Program

Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Pioneering Women Artists of the Early 20th Century

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Love’s Messenger: Valentines in the Victorian Era

Freedom Hall  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Chinese Art in The Art Institute of Chicago: Archaic Bronzes from China’s Forbidden City and Scholars’ Studio

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Celebrating Art & Music

Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Architecture Boat Tour on Chicago River

Chicago, IL

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Art for Chicago’s Neighborhood Parks

Idlewild Country Club