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.
View a surprisingly extensive collection of fine art from the 19th and 20th centuries in this unique gallery.
“Honoring the Masters” Art Exhibit by Chicago Society of Artists
This exhibition by the Chicago Society of Artists is a tribute to the old masters
Sat, Oct 19: 10am-4pm
Sun, Oct 20: 11am-4pm
Visit John H. Vanderpoel Art Association for Chicago Society of Artists’ exhibition “Honoring the Masters” and join the Chicago Society of Artists for a reception on Sunday 10/20/19 from 2-4pm.