Club Art Collection

Founded in 1887 by a group of university club graduates who shared a common interest in establishing a place where other graduates could come to foster the free exchange of ideas and appreciation of the arts, the University Club of Chicago has among its stated goals, the promotion of literature and art. Works of art have been a permanent part of the University Club of Chicago from the opening of the present building in 1909. There are the stained-glass windows and decorations by the artist who created the Club's seal, one of finest muralists in early 20th century America, Frederic Clay Bartlett. Throughout the Club are many prints, paintings, manuscript pages, photographs, sculptures and ceramics that date from the 13th through 20th centuries. These pieces form the nucleus of an ever-growing collection.

Frederic C. Bartlett, Roger Brown, Ed Paschke, Leon Golub, William Conger, Harry Callahan, Richard Hull are just a few of the notable masters whose works are on view through out the clubhouse.

Are you interested in a personal tour of the art collection? Please email Kate Pollasch, Club Collection Director, to schedule a guided tour of the collection:  

View complete details and images of the University Club Art Collection.

Ellen Lanyon
(b. 1916)

1962, oil on canvas
  Seymour Rosofsky
"Victory Dinner"
1973, oil on canvas 
  Harry Morey Callahan
"Aix-En- Provenc"

1958, vintage gelatin silver print 
  Hollis Sigler
"We Have Fantasies About Sitting Closer to Nature"
pastels on heavy wove paper

 Ed Paschke
(b. 1939)
"Red Ava"
1997,oil on canvas
    Roger Brown
"Siamese Twin"
1990, oil on canvas
   Frederic Clay Bartlett
"A Street in Paris"
1925,oil on canvas
  Leon Golub
(b. 1922)
"Head V"
1958, oil and lacquer on canvas
 Gladys Nilsson
(b. 1940)
"Air Bored"
1990,watercolor on paper
   Jim Nutt
(b. 1938)
1997, pendant lithograph on wove paper
  Jim Lutes
(b. 1955)
"Big Brown"
1992,oil on linen