Drop-In Sketching

Drop-In Sketching

Immerse yourself in the captivating arts of Asia with a unique opportunity to sketch in our galleries. Our extensive collection spans five millennia, providing inspiration and discovery for artists of all levels. All materials will be provided.

Join our Drop-In Sketching program, which invites visitors to unleash their creativity and connect with our collection of Asian art uniquely and engagingly.

Our museum is home to diverse art and artifacts from various countries and periods throughout Asia. From ancient ceramics and sculptures to contemporary paintings and textiles, there is something everyone can discover and appreciate.

Our Drop-In Sketching program allows visitors to take a closer look at the details of the artwork and capture their impressions in their sketches. Whether you’re an experienced artist or simply looking to try something new, our program offers a relaxed and supportive environment where you can explore your artistic side.

We provide all the necessary materials, including paper, pencils, and erasers, so all you need to bring is your imagination. Join us and experience the joy of sketching at the Heritage Museum of Asian Art.


Free with museum admission. 

Free for members.



The Heritage Museum of Asian Art’s Entrance is on West 35th Street. Take the elevator to the third floor and turn right to the Museum Reception Desk.

Accessible and standard toilets are located on the same floor.

A free parking space is available next to the museum via West 35th Street.

Email at [email protected]

Phone at 312-842-8884

Operations Specialist (Full-time, hybrid)

Chicago Cultural Alliance Job Announcement
Operations Specialist (Full-Time/Hybrid)

Position: Operations Specialist
Salary range: $45,000 to $50,000/year + benefits
Reports to: Executive Director
Type: Full-time, 40 hrs/week. *Note: This is a hybrid position (2 days/week in-office; 3 days/week remote).
How to apply: If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Operations Specialist” as the subject. Only complete applications will be considered. Applications can be addressed to Mónica Félix (Executive Director).
Process: We will accept applications until the position is filled. 1st interview: 30-min Zoom call; 2nd interview: in person in office.

About Us

The Chicago Cultural Alliance’s mission is to connect, promote, and support centers of cultural heritage for a more inclusive Chicago. We are an active consortium of over 40 cultural heritage museums, centers, and historical societies that span 28 neighborhoods and 7 suburbs in the Chicagoland area and represent over 30 different cultures from around the world. Our programs include the annual Activating Heritage conference, World Dumpling Fest, Journey Chicago, knowledge sharing opportunities, and support services. Learn more about our mission, programs, and members at https://www.chicagoculturalalliance.org/

About the Position

The Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA) is seeking a full-time Operations Specialist. This role is essential to ensuring that the CCA team is meeting project deadlines while enforcing practices that reinforce organization and efficiency standards. The ideal candidate is someone with an eye for detail and the ability to adapt to the various needs of a nonprofit environment. We are seeking applicants who will embrace operations and administration with an understanding that this role is central to our organization’s ability to support centers of cultural heritage efficiently and with the greatest impact.
The ideal candidate should expect to commit a minimum of 3 years to this role. This role is not a good fit for anyone preparing to transition to graduate school or transition to another professional role. We encourage applications from serious candidates looking to join a team of dedicated nonprofit professionals who are passionate about advocating for Chicago’s cultural institutions and fostering a deeper sense of cross-cultural understanding through our work.

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CCA Operations Specialist – Job announcement 2022