A storied history in supporting Art

The art collection of the Union League Club of Chicago represents the Club’s support of the arts for more than a century. The Club supported the establishment of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum and the Harold Washington Library. It also built one of the most comprehensive private collections of American art.

Displayed on nearly every floor and room throughout the Club, it enhances the beautiful Beaux-Art building erected in 1926 and lends it the feel of a museum. Comprised of more than 700 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs, almost a third of the collection was created by women. The collection embraces a diversity of style, geography and chronology. American art, particularly Midwestern art of the twentieth century, forms the nucleus, featuring works by Roger Brown, Gertrude Abercrombie, Hebru Brantley and many more.

The Club’s Art Committee was formed in 1891, which is now responsible for hosting a variety of programs throughout the year including lectures, exhibitions and much more. In 1998, the Club established a Distinguished Artists Program, honoring local artists.

The Union League Club of Chicago continues to acquire and display art throughout the Clubhouse for the enjoyment and enrichment of the members and guests.

View the ULCC Art Collection

Looking for a specific work from the ULCC Collection? Click the button below to view more information on one of the Club's works.

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Looking to tour the Club's art collection? Docent-led tours are available. Email us to find out more.

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