Homes, studios, and collections sometimes overlap. The Roger Brown Study Collection (RBSC) is one such place. It is a house museum, archive, and one of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) special collections. 

Preserved in SAIC alum Roger Brown's (BFA 1968, MFA 1970) former home and studio, RBSC is filled with objects from the far corners of the world of thing-making. You will find works by Chicago Imagists and nonmainstream artists, folk and tribal art, material and popular culture, costumes, furniture, and things found wandering here and there as well as Brown’s Ford Mustang still parked in the garage. 

The 1888 storefront building is a laboratory where students engage in the care, organization, interpretation, and preservation of varied collections. Guests from the public are welcome to engage in wonder here as well. 

Information about Brown’s career, his homes, studios, gardens, collections, estate, and other histories, projects, and discoveries, are tucked into various corners of this website. Please explore.