Permanent Collection

On a white background sits three figures of varying colors made of lines and ovals.
Joan Miró

Personage and Birds in Front of the Sun (Personnage et Oiseaux devant le soleil) (detail), 1942

A red patterned background on the left side sits beneath a white figure, which leads across the work to a blue chevron-patterned background on the right side.
Sigmar Polke

Untitled, 2007

An organically-shaped sculpture with a black base and overhanging red petals.
Alexander Calder

Red Petals, 1942

A white staircase with black stairs leads upwards.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Main Staircase for The Arts Club of Chicago, 1948

The Arts Club of Chicago’s collection, acquired from its exhibitions and donated by members and artists, includes works by modern masters: Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Natalia Goncharova, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Francis Picabia, and Pablo Picasso, among others. Recent contemporary acquisitions include Stephan Balkenhol, Suzanne Jackson, Malcolm Morley, Paul Thek, Alex Katz, Richard Artschwager, Yayoi Kusama, Peter Doig, and Sigmar Polke. The Arts Club’s second floor and private rooms, in which the majority of the permanent collection is on display, are accessible to the public by appointment only.

Appointments for private tours of the collection—ideal for school groups and tour groups—can be made by contacting The Arts Club office at 312.787.3997 or Private gallery talks on The Arts Club’s current exhibition are also available by appointment.