The Arts Club of Chicago is pleased to announce the opening of the 85th Exhibition of Professional Members on Thursday 7 June 2012. The exhibition features the work of The Arts Club’s visual artist members and continues The Arts Club’s long-standing tradition of, and commitment to, the furthering of the arts. The first exhibition of artist members took place in 1916, the same year that The Arts Club was established. Included in this exhibition will be local, national, and internationally esteemed artists. The exhibition will be open from 7 June–17 August 2012.
The Arts Club of Chicago was founded with the mission to expand the artistic horizons of a public interested in the arts and related activities, and maintains its public galleries, free of admission, to that purpose. Since its inception, and as a part of its mission, The Arts Club membership has included both professional artists and lay members. Throughout its history, The Arts Club has produced significant exhibitions of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi (installed by Marcel Duchamp), Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Auguste Rodin, Peter Doig, John Baldessari, David Hockney, Sigmar Polke, Maya Lin, Andy Warhol, and Chris Ofili.