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Current Exhibits


Risultati immagini per Chicago Bears LogoOpening on JUne 13 @ 7pm ... Home Field Advantage: The Chicago Bears in Lake forest and lake bluff

With the headquarters, offices and practice fields in Lake Forest since the 1970s, the Chicago Bears have etched an indelible presence on our community. This exhibit sheds light on how the team’s storied history has intersected with the stories of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff.Featuring highlights of the Bears and their home away from home in Lake Forest-Lake Bluff.  The exhibit will open on Thursday, June 13 at 7pm and run through Labor Day weekend.


OPENING ON september 19 @ 7PM ... a sesquicentennial

ferry tale: 150 years of ferry hall

The "Young Ladies" Seminary at Ferry Hall" opened for classes on September 22, 1869, and operated as a school for young women for over a century until its merger with Lake Forest Academy (LFA) in 1974. Over the years, Ferry Hall educated thousands of young women, providing a rigorous curriculum and a rich array of extracurricular activities. Some of the students and teachers went on from Ferry Hall to achieve notable fame--including Hollywood star Jean Harlow, scientist and public health advocate Florence Sabin, and U.S. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins.

In celebration of the sesquicentennial of Ferry Hall's opening, Lake Forest Academy is sponsoring this exhibit documenting the history of the school and its traditions throughout various eras. The exhibit includes photographs and artifacts that illustrate 19th and 20th century school life, including athletics, fine arts, and social activities. This will offer a glimpse into both a local treasure and the progression of female education. 

The exhibit runs through October 11, 2019


On the heels of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, this exhibit examines the "Great War," and the presidency of Woodrow Wilson using multiple perspectives and raising new questions about the "war to end all wars."

Ultimately, how should we evaluate WWI and the president who was greeted at the conclusion of the war as an international hero? Should Wilson be remembered for his great administrative skills and vision or for not moving forward with women's suffrage or the segregation of certain departments of the Federal government?

The exhibit asks viewers to draw their own conclusions about these issues and offers them a chance to share their opinion.

Some period objects, including a military jacket and gas mask, will be on display.

This exhibit runs through November 15, 2019.

OPENING ON nov 21 @ 6pM -Members only-ART Show & SALE

Wild america: Portraits of nature by James L. Lockhart

Opening to the PUBLIC on NOV 22 @ 10am

Called "the twentieth-century Audubon" by some, this show traces the life and work of Lake Forest resident James Leland Lockhart (1912-2005), one of America's foremost nature and wildlife artists. We see how his success as a commercial illustrator for leading national publications like The Saturday Evening Post and Sports Afield allowed him to draw attention to the plight of wild creatures and granted him a platform as a voice in the burgeoning conservation movement. With selections spanning the entirety of his career, we have a unique look at the development--and consistency--of an artist over time.

Various pieces in the show are for sale as well as 2020 Lockhart art calendars.

This exhibit runs through January 5, 2019.