Art in the Library

Lake Forest Library stewards an art collection available for public viewing. Watch a virtual tour of the art on display both inside and outside the building, explore our online art gallery, and be sure to visit the Library to appreciate the sculptures and art for yourself!

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Art Tour Videos

Watch the recordings of the 2020 art tour led by Art Miller, historian, professor, archivist, librarian, and member of the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation.

Considered one of Lake Forest's civic jewels, the Library and the art collection it houses reflect the historic character of Lake Forest during the nationally significant "country place" era. Discover the stories behind Remisoff's murals, the Audobon prints, landscape and architectural prints, and sculptures.

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Art Booklet

The Friends-sponsored publication, Lake Forest Library Art: An Aesthetic Legacy contains David Roth's photographs of many of the Library's paintings and sculptures, as well as artist information, and can be used as a self-guided tour of the art in and around the Library. Many local artists are featured in the booklet including Sylvia Shaw Judson, Ginc Odell, Dorothy Boehm, Lydia Lee, James Lockart, Caroline Roberts, Ruth Tietjen Councell, and Mark McMahon.