Visit: SAIC Community

SAIC students, faculty, and staff can make appointments for the Roger Brown Study Collection here

Update for fall 2021: the RBSC will return to hosting in-person class visits with limited availability this fall! Class visits will be available Thursdays and Fridays. For classes outside of those days wishing to engage with the RBSC, our online virtual tour will still be available, and we will be posting new online lectures before the start of the semester. Limited walk-up appointments will be available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays allowing students to spend time in the collection on their own or in small groups.

We have limited ability to host class visits, so have developed exciting new digital resources that allow us to host classes remotely, using our virtual tour and online databases to dive into our collection.  Faculty teaching outside of days we can accomodate can utilize the RBSC through canvas resources that will include asynchronous lectures similar to those we would give for in-person class visits.

For those wishing to explore the collection, we have launched a full virtual tour of the RBSC, allowing individuals to experience the museum remotely!

SAIC faculty and students can access the Roger Brown Study Collection canvas page with resources for remote learning. Resources include lectures, films and videos, readings and bibliographies, links to our digital collections and tutorials on how to use them, and more. We will be adding to these resources regularly, so check back often!

Location and Contact Information

Roger Brown Study Collection
1926 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614

voice: 773.929.2452

Directions to the RBSC
The RBSC is located at 1926 North Halsted Street, 1/2 block south of Armitage Avenue on Halsted Street, on the west side of the street.

By public transportation

  • CTA Brown Line: Exit at Armitage and walk three blocks east to Halsted Street. Turn right on Halsted and go 1/2 block south to 1926.
  • CTA Red Line: Exit at North Avenue, go to Halsted St. (1/4 block east) and walk 2 1/2 blocks north to 1926.
  • CTA Bus # 8, Halsted Street Bus, exit at Armitage and walk 1/2 block south to 1926.

By car
From I-94, exit at North Avenue, drive east to Halsted Street. Turn left/north on Halsted Street and drive 2.5 blocks to 1926. There's a parking garage directly across the street (credit card only).