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John H. Vanderpoel Art Association

Ridge Park Field House

Address

9625 S. Longwood Dr.
Enter purpose-built wing of field house from parking lot to southwest

Neighborhood

Beverly

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 14: 11am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available

Field House Architect

John & Murray Hetherington, 1929

Description

View a surprisingly extensive collection of fine art from the 19th and 20th centuries in this unique gallery. 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.

Behind the Scenes

An exhibit with work by the Chicago Society of Artists will be on display during OHC.

Artist reception

An artist reception is scheduled for 2-4pm Sunday.