Chicago International Map Fair Tickets

On the weekend October 23 - 25,  2015, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd will play host to the 3rd annual Chicago International Map Fair at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA). 

The fair will begin with a Friday evening cocktail party & Preview Night featuring a premium open bar and hors d'oeuvers in the LUMA gallery of Lewis Tower, a historic 1926 Gothic Revival building. All guests will enjoy early access to the Chicago International Map Fair. This is a great opportunity to meet all of the dealers, view, and purchase some quality antique maps, atlases, prints, and globes before the weekend crowds arrive the next day. 

The fair will be held in the main gallery of the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) at 820 N. Michigan Avenue. The fair will consist of approximately 25 antique map, globe, and book dealers from across the U.S. and Europe. Spend the day or weekend browsing and/or purchasing antique maps, globes, atlases, books and prints. Aside from browsing the antique maps, the fair will also feature a four part educational series with lectures by various antiquarian scholars from Chicago and around the world. On Saturday, the Newberry Library will offer two tours of their historic building and world renown antique map collection. Space is limited as each tour will consist of no more than 15 people, so get your tickets while their still available.  

The fair will also include a featured exhibit provided by the MacLean Collection titled "Mapping Perspectives and Progress: The Evolution of the Bird's-Eye View, a selection of aerial views printed on maps and ephemera that span from the late sixteenth century through the mid-twentieth century." These views demonstrate the ways in which one type of map, the bird's-eye view, transitioned from meticulous engravings that re-imagined Renaissance cities, to mass-printed lithographs that celebrated growing Industrial towns, to pictorial representations that re-branded twentieth-century metropolises.  The exhibition is curated by MacLean Collection interns Meghan Angelos and Samantha Niese, and will be on view October 23rd - 25th in the Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., Works on Paper Gallery (820 N. Michigan Avenue).

The fair is located across the street from the iconic Water Tower of Chicago,  just steps away from the Magnificent Mile of Chicago, so once you've enjoyed the fair to its fullest, you can take full advantage of the various shopping, restaurants, museums, architecture / history tours, and nightlife this world class city has to offer. So come on by and bring the family, friends, or loved ones for a fun filled and educational weekend at the 3nd annual Chicago International Map Fair.