- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Celebrate spring with a special trip to Chicago in April! Join the Illinois State Museum Society on a special venture to creative places that are just a bit off the beaten tourist path.
Leaving from Springfield, participants will travel by motor coach to see the home studios of Chicago artists Roger Brown and Henry Darger. On the second day, the tour will continue to three examples of great Chicago art and architecture at the Driehaus Museum, Glessner House, and McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum. Along the way, Director of Art and History Robert Sill and Curator of Art Douglas Stapleton will discuss the long history of the Chicago art scene.
- Chartered motor coach
- Hotel stay (Inn of Chicago)
- Four meals plus snacks (cost of dinner stop on return trip not included)
- Admission to all museums & sites
- Guided tours and educational presentations
- $150 per person deposit due by Friday, January 24.
- Final balance due by Monday, February 24.
Due to the space constraints at several sites, this tour is limited to 30 people.
Participants living north of Springfield may meet the bus in the Bloomington- Normal area if needed. Please contact the Museum to make arrangements.
Roger Brown Study Collection
Chicago artist Roger Brown left his home and art studio to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The space was arranged by Brown to serve as an artists’ museum for “object studies and wonder.”
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
At this dynamic art center you will explore a reproduction of artist Henry Darger’s apartment which doubled as his studio and contains his original possessions. Also on view is the special exhibition Outsider Art: The Collection of Victor F. Keen.
This late 19th century house contains lavish interiors and stunning examples of period decorative arts, furnishings, stained glass, and a fine art collection.
Designed by architect H.H. Richardson, this Gilded Age house on Prairie Avenue tells the story of the Glessner women and their involvement in the creative arts.
This house was designed by legendary mid-century architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, known for his transformative philosophy, “less is more.” It is one of only three houses built by Mies in the United States and serves as a space for exhibitions of mid-century design and contemporary art.
Elmhurst Art Museum
A Sandra Jorgensen exhibition will feature work from the ISM Illinois Legacy
Refunds are dependent on the spot being filled by another registrant. If the spot can be filled, any payments made will be refunded less a $50 per person fee.
If the spot cannot be filled and the cancellation was made before February 24, the entire $150 deposit will be forfeited, but any balance paid above the deposit will be refunded. Cancellations made after February 24 will forfeit the entire registration if the spot cannot be filled.
Photo: Roger Brown Study Collection Living Room by William H Bengtson