Women in the City: Art & Architecture in Chicago

Learn in the company of other inquisitive women as you explore Chicago’s historic architecture with local experts on walks, boat ride and independent explorations.
Program No. 24002RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Thrilling yet tranquil. Tough yet sophisticated. Chicago is a city of contrasts best understood through its art and architecture. Join an inquisitive small group of Road Scholar women as you explore the neighborhoods of Chicago on this special women’s-only program! An architecture expert will accompany you on field trips to illustrate how the city’s evolution is told through its buildings. Then you’ll venture outside the city to learn about the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright at his Prairie-style home and studio. Your schedule includes open afternoons to explore independently or with newfound friends!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Go inside the Art Institute of Chicago with an expert, and study city architecture on a walk with a scholar and from a boat on the Chicago River.
  • Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright at his Prairie-style home and studio in charming and historic Oak Park, Illinois.
  • Spend a week bonding with a group of Road Scholar women on this special-edition women’s-only program.
Featured Expert
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Marshall Jacobson
Born and raised in Chicago, Marshall Jacobson knows the Windy City! He graduated from South Shore High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in American history from the University of Illinois-Urbana and a master’s degree in social service administration at the University of Chicago. He is a Chicago Greeter and was a volunteer for five years for the Chicago Architecture Foundation as an award-winning docent. Marshall served as the vice president for development at the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, and is an active supporter and visitor to the Chicago History Museum, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Marshall actively participates in a variety of liberal arts classes, with favorites in art history and film, at Northwestern University. Besides being a bon vivant and Renaissance man, Marshall is an actor and has performed in several productions around Chicago.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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