This private club was founded in 1907 as the Attic Club and renamed the Cliff Dwellers in 1909. It moved to the 22nd floor of 200 South Michigan in 1996 after inhabiting the top floor of neighboring Orchestra Hall for decades. It remains a private club and nonprofit organization for men and women who support the fine and performing arts. The club is a haven for artists, authors, musicians, painters, architects and sculptors. Notable members have included Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Lorado Taft and Hamlin Garland.
Behind the Scenes
Visit one of the most historic private clubs in the city—complete with rotating art exhibits and one of the best rooftop views of Grant Park.
View architectural models and drawings from the Simmerling Collection. CAC docents will be on hand to provide history about Cliff Dwellers.