Three Arts Club of Chicago

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The Three Arts Club of Chicago was a Chicago home and club for women in the "three arts" of music, painting and drama. [1]

Chicago City in Illinois, United States

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States.

Music form of art using sound

Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. General definitions of music include common elements such as pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greek μουσική . See glossary of musical terminology.

Painting Practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. The final work is also called a painting.

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The club, modeled on the Three Arts Club of New York, was founded in 1912. [2] . The first Three Arts Club residence, located at 1614 North LaSalle Street, had a restaurant and rooms to house sixteen women. [3] In 1914 the club commissioned their own building, designed by architects Holabird & Roche. [4] . The new three story building opened in 1915 at 1300 N. Dearborn Street with 92 residence rooms. [5] [6] It is listed as a Chicago Landmark. [7]

Over 13,000 women stayed in the club throughout its history. [8] . Three Arts Club provided residential space for women artists continuously until 2004, when the last of the residents moved out. In 2007 the building was sold to developers. [9]


Three Arts Club was formed to be a social center and "safe and congenial" home for women studying arts in Chicago.<ref>"Entertainment To Found Fund of New Three Arts Club Home". Chicago Daily Tribune. 14 January 1912.</ref.

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  1. Chicago's arts club is saved, The Prescott Courier, May 14, 1991
  2. "Entertainment To Found Fund of New Three Arts Club Home". Chicago Daily Tribune. 14 January 1912.
  3. "Society Attends Opening of the Three Arts Club". Chicago Daily Tribune. 1 April 1913.
  4. Robert Bruegmann (1997). The Architects and the City: Holabird & Roche of Chicago, 1880-1918. University of Chicago Press. pp. 431–8. ISBN   978-0-226-07695-9 . Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  5. "Chicago's New Three Arts Club Opens Its Doors". Chicago Daily Tribune. 18 May 1915.
  6. Issacs, Deanna (26 June 2003). "Kicked out of Heaven/Next Step: Big Bucks for Artists". Chicago Reader.
  7. Chicago Landmarks: Three Arts Club
  8. Wilbert Jones; Kathleen Willis-Morton; Maureen O Brien (2012). Chicago's Gold Coast. Arcadia Publishing. p. 107. ISBN   978-0-7385-9177-3 . Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  9. Three Arts Club of Chicago: An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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