Rosie has worked in the field of museum learning for fourteen years and focuses on working with Curatorial and Design to ensure museums and exhibitions are more engaging and compelling experiences for visitors. She has a Ph.D. in Art History from Temple University in Italian Renaissance. She has worked for Context in Rome, Philadelphia, and New York. She's recently moved to Chicago and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Context again and lead art-focused tours.
Taylor is a Chicago-based art historian and curator with a background in modern American art, but her curiosity and passion for art history and artmaking extends globally and across time. She holds a Master’s degree in art history from Tufts University and did her undergraduate studies in art history at the University of Notre Dame. Taylor currently works at the Terra Foundation for American Art, where she helps develop and implement domestic and international exhibitions on American art topics. Prior to this, she spent three years in the American paintings department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is passionate about WPA-era painting, abstract art, and loves sharing her knowledge of museum history with Context guests.
Sally Sexton Kalmbach is a fourth generation Chicagoan that has been designing and giving walking tours in the city for 15 years. She has taught classes in Chicago history at the Newberry Library, and has given numerous speeches and customized tours for individuals and small groups. Her expertise and ability to present material in an accessible, yet informative manner have resulted in a loyal following. Sally is the author of two books about Chicago history: "The Jewel of the Gold Coast, "Mrs. Potter Palmer's Chicago" and "Mrs. Thorne's World of Miniatures"
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Monadnock Building, Willis Tower - Sears, Chicago Cultural Center, and Tribune Tower
Chicago River, Fort Dearborn, and Millennium Park