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 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.