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The Arts Club of Chicago


201 E. Ontario St.


Near North Side


Sat, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: Closed

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Vinci/Hamp Architects, Inc., 1997


The Arts Club was founded in 1916 and has occupied eight different sites. The present building was the first to be conceived exclusively for the Arts Club. It opened in 1997 and was designed by John Vinci of Vinci/Hamp Architects, Inc. The core of the design is a staircase by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The staircase was rescued from the prior Arts Club interior at 109 E. Ontario prior to demolition. Fulfilling its founding mission to promote higher standards of art and to connect art lovers and art workers, The Arts Club has hosted public exhibitions and programs free of charge for over 100 years.

Visitor Experience

Guided tour of The Arts Club begin at 10:00am and depart every two hours. Club members will be on-hand to answer questions from anyone exploring The Arts Club in a self-guided manner. Please wear a mask while inside the building.