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.

New Views: Architecture and Parks of Chicago   Thursday, July 17, 2014
New Views: Architecture and Parks of Chicago Thursday, July 17, 2014
Due to popular demand, we are heading out on a new bus tour to Chicago's south side. Join us as we explore African craft galleries, artist studios, and more.
Private Collection: Gale and Bill Rattner, April 24
Private Collection: Gale and Bill Rattner, April 24
Find out how this prominent ceramic artist andher husband combine their individual approaches to collecting art in their beautiful Evanston home. The couple has a large eclectic collection of paintings, graphics and sculpture.
Private Collection: Carol and Ed Kaplan, June 5
Private Collection: Carol and Ed Kaplan, June 5
The last program in this series takes us to the gorgeous North Shore lakeside home. Their major art glass collection contains over 200 pieces. Space is limited.
FRIENDSHIP DAY: Albany Carroll Arts Building, May 29
FRIENDSHIP DAY: Albany Carroll Arts Building, May 29
Members can bring a friend for free to today’s program. Make a day of it with your friend and visit the Garfield Park Conservatory, lunch at Inspiration Kitchens and then join Art Encounter to meet several artists involved in different artistic processes in a large studio building.