Chicago

United States



Address:
201 E Ontario
IL
60611
Phone: +1.312.787.3997
Fax: +1.312.787.8664

The Arts Club Of Chicago

Since 1916, The Arts Club of Chicago has been a preeminent exhibitor of international contemporary art, a forum for both established and emerging artists, and a celebrated venue for performers from around the world. For over 90 years, The Arts Club has opened its membership to artists and art patrons, and its exhibitions to the public. The mission of The Arts Club, defined at its inaugural meeting, is "to encourage higher standards of art, maintain galleries for that purpose, and to promote the mutual acquaintance of art lovers and art workers.


Permanent Collection

The Arts Club’s collection, acquired from its exhibitions or donated by members and artists, includes works by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Natalia Goncharova, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Francis Picabia, and Pablo Picasso, among others. Recent contemporary acquisitions include Stephan Balkenhol, Malcolm Morley, Paul Thek, Alex Katz, and Peter Doig.


Exhibitions

The current exhibition of work by Per Kirkeby will be on view through 26 July 2007.

The exhibition is the first solo exhibition of his work in Chicago and the Midwest. Per Kirkeby was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1938. Primarily a painter, Kirkeby also works in sculpture, drawing, etching, architecture, performance, essay, poems, and diaries. He studied geology at the University of Copenhagen in the 1950s, and took many expeditions to Greenland, where he spent the mornings as a geology student and the afternoons as an artist. His in-depth understanding of the natural world is based on his studies of geology and informs his work as an artist. Trips to Mayan ruins and the Arctic further crystallized his affinity for nature, which is a constant source for his work.

Kirkeby does not emulate nature by making art in its image. He imbues his paintings with the willfulness and dynamism of nature, communicating the experience of the landscape through his use of color. In the introspective tradition of Scandinavian painting, Kirkeby gives color precedence over form, using color to structure the painting and communicate the sublimity of the landscape as a profound experience.

Kirkeby began exhibiting at the Michael Werner Galerie, Cologne in the 1970s and became associated with the group of German painters including Jörg Immendorff, A.R. Penck, Markus Lupertz, and Sigmar Polke, and aligned with the Neo-Expressionist movement of post World War II. Since then he has exhibited extensively throughout the world and is included in many museum and private collections. He designed the scenery and costumes for New York City Ballet’s current production of Shakespeare...+ [ Read all ]


Previous Exhibitions

The Arts Club had many firsts with exhibitions of work by Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi (installed by Marcel Duchamp), Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollack, Alexander Calder, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, and Auguste Rodin. The Arts Club continues to present important contemporary exhibitions today with recent shows of work by Louise Bourgeois, Richard Tuttle, Cornelia Parker, Richard Artschwager, Peter Doig, Alex Katz, Alice Neel, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Jaume Plensa, Jörg Immendorff, Francis Picabia, Sherrie Levine, Not Vital, and Per Kirkeby. A comprehensive list of exhibitors is as follows:

1920s Joseph Stella 1919, 1923, Gaston Lachaise 1919, William Glackins 1920, Robert Henri 1920, Ernest Lawson 1920, Maurice Prendergast 1920, Tsuguhara Foujita 1920, 1931, John Storrs 1921, 1923, 1927, Natalia Sergeyevna Goncharova and Mikhail Fyodorovich 1922, Walt Kuhn 1923, 1933, Leon Bakst 1923, Pablo Picasso 1923, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1939, 1952, Marie Laurencin 1924, 1938, Georges Braque 1924, 1939, 1954, 1962, Léopold Survage 1925, Alexander Archipenko 1925, 1929, Edgar Degas 1926, Henri Matisse 1926, 1927, 1931, 1939, 1958, Constantin Brancusi installed by Marcel Duchamp 1927, Odilon Redon 1927, Marsden Hartley 1928, 1945, Mark Tobey 1928, 1945, Amedeo Modigliani 1929, 1959, August Rodin 1929, Man Ray 1929, Francis Picabia 1929, 1936, William Merritt Chase 1929, Raymond Duchamp-Villon 1929

1930s Arthur B. Davies 1930, Raoul Dufy 1930, 1931, 1938, 1941, 1951, Isamu Noguchi 1930, 1932, 1955, Georges Roualt 1930, 1931, 1934, 1939, Buckminster Fuller 1930, Pierre Auguste Renoir 1930, Giorgio de Chirico 1930, Jacques Villon 1931, 1933, 1953, Joan Miró 1931, 1934, 19...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions (1)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Please check back for information on upcoming exhibitions.


Cost

Admission to the gallery is free


Opening hours

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Arts Club is closed during August and over the Christmas and New Years holidays.


Getting there

The Arts Club of Chicago is located one block off the Magnificent Mile shopping district in downtown Chicago on East Ontario Street. It is accessible by the red line Chicago stop and all buses on the Michigan Avenue route.


Facilities

The Arts Club galleries are located on the first floor and wheelchair accessible. The restaurant, on the second floor is for The Arts Club membership and is available for member-sponsored private events.


News and events

The Arts Club hosts a series of lunchtime lectures and events, available for the membership, that cover all the arts.


Education

Groups are welcome and tours of the exhibition are available by appointment. Please contact the office by phone +1.312.787.3997 or email artsclub@mindspring.com to schedule an appointment. Admission to the galleries is free.


Groups

Groups are welcome and tours of the exhibition are available by appointment. Please contact the office by phone +1.312.787.3997 or email artsclub@mindspring.com to schedule an appointment. Admission to the galleries is free.


Schools

School groups are welcome and tours of the exhibition are available by appointment. Please contact the office by phone +1.312.787.3997 or email artsclub@mindspring.com to schedule an appointment. Admission to the galleries is free.


Families

Children accompanied by an adult are welcome.


Children

Children accompanied by an adult are welcome.


Students

School groups are welcome and tours of the exhibition are available by appointment. Please contact the office by phone +1.312.787.3997 or email artsclub@mindspring.com to schedule an appointment. Admission to the galleries is free.


Membership

The Arts Club of Chicago is membership-based. Members enjoy use of the 2nd floor Club rooms, dining room, and Club programming and lunchtime lecture series. There are professional and lay membership categories. For information on joining please contact The Arts Club office by phone +1.312.787.3997 or email artsclub@mindspring.com.


Venue hire

The space is available to members and member-sponsored private events. Please contact The Arts Club office by phone +1.312.787.3997 or email artsclub@mindspring.com
for more information.