Visit: SAIC Community

All November 2022 appointments have been filled, and the RBSC will be closed from December 2022 to Summer 2023 for construction.

The Roger Brown Study Collection will be closed from December 2022 to Summer 2023 as a long-planned renovation project on the first floor is completed. The work includes making the first-floor restroom ADA accessible, workspaces more efficient, and bringing storage spaces up to archival standards to preserve our collections. Construction will be completed by the summer, and we'll be able to welcome the community back into the RBSC before the fall semester begins.

We apologize for not being able to accommodate visits during this time.

While we cannot offer class visits during construction, we have a virtual tour, recorded lectures, and videos that help engage with the collections remotely through Canvas. Additionally, James Connolly, the collection manager, and the team of student workers can also visit classes in person or remotely to provide an overview of the RBSC. Staff will also be able to support other research and study requests through database access to all digitized collections.

SAIC faculty can access the Roger Brown Study Collection canvas page, which offers resources for remote learning. Lectures, films and videos, readings/bibliographies, and more are available. We will be adding to these pages regularly, so check back often!

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

email: rbsc@saic.edu
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).