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.

Private Collection: Esther Saks, May 15
Private Collection: Esther Saks, May 15
Visit a collector with a very eclectic and fine collection of sculpture, paintings, ceramics and ethnic jewelry. Accumulated over a lifetime of private collecting, the artworks are representative of the aesthetic of Saks’ former gallery.
Private Collection: Donna and Tom Stone, May 8
Private Collection: Donna and Tom Stone, May 8
Discover one of the finest print collections in the Chicago area. We’ll see several Picassos, Bonnard litographs, Matisse prints and sculpture by Richard Hunt. The house, designed by Michael Gelick, won an A.I.A. award.
Forgeries and Fakes, April 18
Forgeries and Fakes, April 18
How To Be a Savvy Collector in Today's Market. Hosted by Attorney Ricki Harris, Chicago/Midwest Regional Representative for Bonhams
Special Evening Series: Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, April 30
Special Evening Series: Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, April 30
This Spring, join us for a unique Special Evening Series. We will visit Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, including The Tullman Collection of Contemporary Realist Art; and the private showrooms of Suzanne Lovell. Light refreshments will be served.
FREE Members Party: Emmett Kerrigan, Shannon Kerrigan and Bryan Kerrigan, April 7
FREE Members Party: Emmett Kerrigan, Shannon Kerrigan and Bryan Kerrigan, April 7
Join us for our FREE Members Party! Meet three fascinating artists who gutted and rehabbed a former powder coating factory to create beautiful living and work space. Emmett Kerrigan, Sharon Kerrigan, and Bryan Kerrigan bring us through an incredible tour of their spaces and various mediums. Wine and refreshments will be served.
River North Galleries, May 18
River North Galleries, May 18
Consider time, place and cultural history on today’s tour. We will be visiting the Martha Schneider Gallery, Perimeter Gallery, Jean Albano Gallery and more. We’ll conclude at the Carl Hammer Gallery with inventive sculptures by Aristotle Georgiades who reconfigures everyday objects to give them new purposes.
West Loop Galleries, April 13
West Loop Galleries, April 13
Join us in exploring the galleries of the West Loop. At the Kavi Gupta Gallery we will be exploring paintings by McArthur Binion. At Carrie Secrist Gallery, we’ll investigate Michael Robinson whose work has been included in the prestigious Whitney Biennial in New York. Then we’ll view “Unseen Forces”, by John Wehmer.
Studio:Cathy Bruni-Norris,April 3
Studio:Cathy Bruni-Norris,April 3
Meet an artist who has designed her expansive 8,000 sq.ft. home to be a work of art in itself. Cathy brings her love of color and drama into both her home and her art. She creates large canvases, as well as work on plexiglass.
Private Collection: Glorya and Neal Spero, April 10
Private Collection: Glorya and Neal Spero, April 10
The private home collection showcases a large collection of art including paintings by Dan Ramirez, Roger Brown and Ed Pasche, as well as photography by Sandy Skoglund and Glorya Spero. There is also a wide array of studio art glass, lithographs, and more!