Have you ever walked by a building and thought – I wish I could see what’s inside?
The Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago is the city’s annual architecture festival and this weekend you can explore the Ridge Park Fieldhouse, designed by John and Murray Hetherington in 1929. Inside is the Vanderpoel Art Association extensive collection of fine art from the 19th and 20th centuries in a unique gallery.
Work from 30 members of the Chicago Society of Artists that celebrates the bicentennial of Illinois will be on display.
Founded in 1887 to advance art in Chicago, the Chicago Society of Artists is composed of painters, print makers, graphic artists, photographers, sculptors, art critics and art educators. Past members of note include Ivan Albright, Frances Foy, Frances Badger, A. Raymond Katz, and LeRoy Neiman.
OHC hours are Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 14 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Chicago Society of Artists reception is Sunday, October 14 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Ridge Park Fieldhouse is at 9625 S. Longwood Drive.