Past Tours and Events

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.