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.

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.
YOUTIME  Thursday March 10, 2016
YOUTIME Thursday March 10, 2016
Spend an evening without the kids or career pressures and enjoy a glass of wine and engaging conversation around contemporary art.
Zhou B Art Center Artists (Wednesday March 26)
Zhou B Art Center Artists (Wednesday March 26)
Discover one of Chicago's most active art spaces housing one enormous gallery along with multiple smaller galleries, a café and four floors of artists' studios.
The Studio of Artist Enrique Romero Santana (Wednesday April 9)
The Studio of Artist Enrique Romero Santana (Wednesday April 9)
Visit the Lake Shore Drive studio of an internationally acclaimed Spanish artist who recently received a gold medal of the arts from the city of Huelva, Spain.
The Private Collection of Camille and Charlie Baum (Wednesday June 4)
The Private Collection of Camille and Charlie Baum (Wednesday June 4)
Meet the son and daughter-in-law of the late Chicago artist Don Baum in their Lake Forest home
The Private Collection of Sandra and Michael Perlow (Wednesday May 28)
The Private Collection of Sandra and Michael Perlow (Wednesday May 28)
Peruse a fascinating collection of contemporary art in an elegant Near North apartment belonging to a couple who come to art from different perspectives.