Union League Club of Chicago: Solo Exhibition / by Lisa Goesling

 Susan Aurinko, Lisa Goesling and Sally Metzler at ULCC 

Susan Aurinko, Lisa Goesling and Sally Metzler at ULCC 

 Opening ULCC

Opening ULCC

It is an incredible honor to exhibit my art in the Union League Club of Chicago's third floor gallery. Being surrounded by so many people that I care deeply about made it an even more amazing experience! A big THANK YOU goes out to Susan Aurinko, Sally Metzler, Gerould Kern and the entire ULCC Art Committee for making this happen.

The Union League Club of Chicago not only supports cultural institutions, it has developed its own cultural significance. The Club supported the establishment of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, the Harold Washington Library and many other local cultural destinations.  Its commitment to culture is further evident through its art collection, its cuisine and its programming. One of Chicago's oldest and most important private collections, the Club's museum-quality art collection is the reason the Chicago Tribune named it “The Other Art Institute in Chicago.” 

There are nearly 800 works in the Club's collection which represent more than 150 years of art making in America. The collection features a range of art movements, styles, and subjects, from traditional to contemporary art, and it includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, watercolors, prints, photographs, and decorative arts. The art collection is one of the oldest and most important private collections of American art in the Midwest, and it has one of the best collections of Illinois art.

ULCC offers group tours led by Union League Club Docents. They are available by advance reservation, group tours minimum charge is $250 for the first 25 guests, after that the cost is $15 for each additional person. (312-435-5942) or artdirector@ulcc.org

Interested in learning about becoming a member? Visit their website: https://www.ulcc.org/about/membership

Here is a list of some of Honorary Members of ULCC through the years.

2006 - SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
2001 - ELIZABETH DOLE
2000 - GEORGE H.W. BUSH
1980 - GERALD R. FORD  
1977 - JOHN PAUL STEVENS
1966 - EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN
1952 - ROBERT A. TAFT
1948 - FRANKLYN BLISS SNYDER
1946 - GEN. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
           GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR
1940 - GEORGE T. BUCKINGHAM
           WILLIAM P. SIDLEY
1928 - GEN. JOHN J. PERSHING
1927 - CHARLES G. DAWES
1926 - CALVIN COOLIDGE
1923 - HERBERT C. HOOVER
           WOODROW WILSON  
1916 - A. B. CUMMINS
1910 - WILLIAM J. CALHOUN
1909 - WILLIAM H. TAFT
1907 - GROVER CLEVELAND
1904 - THOMAS B. BRYAN
1901 - THEODORE ROOSEVELT
1892 - W. C. P. BRECKENRIDGE
1897 - HENRY B. BROWN
1889 - LEVI P. MORTON
1888 - GEN. GEORGE CROOK
1884 - LT. GEN. JOHN M. SCHOFIELD
1881 - CHESTER A. ARTHUR
1880 - THOMAS DRUMMOND
           JAMES A. GARFIELD
           ULYSSES S. GRANT  
           LT. GEN. PHILIP H. SHERIDAN
1890 - MAJ. GEN. NELSON A. MILES

Thank you! Lisa.