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Chicago art trip set for Oct. 11-14

September 18, 2012

Editor's note: An informational meeting for the Chicago art trip is set for today, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m.

Chicago's "Cloud Gate" sculpture

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's department of art & design invites the community to join its annual fall art trip to Chicago.This year's cultural adventure to the Windy City will leave Eau Claire Oct. 11 and return Oct. 14.

An informational meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 in Room 101 of UW-Eau Claire's Haas Fine Arts Center.

Notable attractions in Chicago this fall include the following:

  • "Rarely Seen Contemporary Works on Paper" at the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • "MCA DNA: William Kentridge" at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • "Fashion and The Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto" at The Field Museum.

Participants also are encouraged to explore Chicago's great food, music and theater. Visit for advance information on restaurants and shows.

Art trip tickets are $225 per person for four-person rooms and include three nights at the Howard Johnson Inn on LaSalle Street, chartered bus transportation to and from Chicago and a three-day rail/bus pass. Tickets are available at the University Service Center. The trip is open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.

For more information, contact Karen O'Day at, Jill Olm at, or Susan O'Brien at



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