The next long-standing President, Stanley Freehling, oversees an era in which The Arts Club is forced to reconsider its position in the Chicago cultural scene. With the growth of the Museum of Contemporary Art and more serious attention paid to contemporary art at the Art Institute, The Arts Club’s role is redefined with an emphasis on a close community of participants. Faced with losing the Mies-designed space, Freehling oversees the sale of Golden Bird by Constantin Brancusi to the Art Institute to finance the construction of a new building. The Arts Club occupies a temporary residence at 222 W. Superior St. during construction.

Posted March 11, 2016
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