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John H. Vanderpoel Art Association

Ridge Park Field House


9625 S. Longwood Dr.
Enter from the parking lot on the southwest side.




Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 3pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 3pm

Washrooms Available Photography Prohibited

Field House Architect

John & Murray Hetherington, 1929


Founded in 1913 as a memorial to School of the Art Institute instructor John H. Vanderpoel, the Vanderpoel Art Association maintains a collection of more than 600 works of art, including many pieces that depict Chicago scenes. The artists themselves donated most of the works in the collection. About one-third of the art collection is on display on a rotating basis in the Ridge Park Gallery, built in 1929 after the collection outgrew its first home at the nearby Vanderpoel school. The gallery is located inside the Ridge Park Fieldhouse, designed by John and Murray Hetherington.

Visitor Experience

Visitors can enjoy self-guided tours. Please note: this site is not ADA compliant, as the gallery is up a flight of stairs.