Past Tours

Art Encounter explores the contemporary art world in a vast array of private home collections and artist studios.  Browse our past tours to get a taste of what our Expanding Visions program has to offer.

Theaster Gates and Art on Chicago’s South Side
Theaster Gates and Art on Chicago’s South Side
Join us for a bus tour to the Rebuild Foundation projects of renowned Chicago artist, urban planner and Wall Street Journal’s 2012 “Innovator of the Year”, Theaster Gates.
Expanding Visions Spring 2017: Private Art Collections and Artist Studios
Expanding Visions Spring 2017: Private Art Collections and Artist Studios
"Expand your visions" by meeting collectors and artists in their homes and studios for insightful, interactive discussions with fellow arts enthusiasts.
Special Event: The Heller Collection
Special Event: The Heller Collection
An evening of wine and light refreshments with this engaging couple, collectors of works by prominent mid-career and post-emerging contemporary artists, in their stunning West Loop home.
“Friends” level members Exclusive  Sunday October 23, 2016
“Friends” level members Exclusive Sunday October 23, 2016
Become a "Friends" level member and join us for mimosas and light brunch to meet Rene Romero Schuler, an artist and collector in her dramatic North Shore contemporary home.
Day Tour: Theaster Gates’ Rebuild Foundation & South Side Art 	Wed. June 22, 2016
Day Tour: Theaster Gates’ Rebuild Foundation & South Side Art Wed. June 22, 2016
An exciting day tour to explore how art can impact and change a community.
Joanna Pinsky: 15 Year Exhibition
Joanna Pinsky: 15 Year Exhibition
You are invited to the opening reception of Joanna’s solo exhibit inspired by 14 Art Encounter visits to Cuba since 2000.
“Friends” level members Exclusive! Sunday June 5, 2016
“Friends” level members Exclusive! Sunday June 5, 2016
Become a "Friend" level member and join us at this free event to see an exceptional art collection.