Travel

Workshop Location

Northwestern University
Department of Art History
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Friday, April 24:
McCormick Auditorium
Tribune Building
1870 Campus Drive

Saturday, April 25:
Kresge Centennial Hall
Room 3-430
1880 Campus Drive

Directions to Evanston

By public transportation

By taxi

Please phone Northshore Cab (1-800-244-9200) or 303 Taxi (1-847-256-0303) as soon as you have collected your luggage. We recommend using these taxi companies as Chicago cab drivers waiting at the taxi stand are unfamiliar with Evanston.

By car

From O’Hare International Airport

Take the main exit road from the airport, which turns into I-190, east for about a half-mile.

Exit right and go north on I-294, the Tri-State Tollway. You will be headed north toward Wisconsin and shortly after entering, you will need to pay a 50-cent toll.

Go north about three miles to the Dempster Street eastbound exit.

Take Dempster Street east approximately 10 miles through Park Ridge, Niles, Morton Grove and Skokie into Evanston.

At Chicago Avenue in Evanston, turn left and go north.

Main campus is approximately three-fourths of a mile north at Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road.

From Midway Airport

From Midway, take Cicero Avenue north to I-55 (the Stevenson Expressway).

Turn right (northeast) on I-55 toward downtown Chicago.

Follow I-55 to Lake Shore Drive northbound.

Take Lake Shore Drive north through downtown Chicago and continue until Lake Shore Drive ends. Lake Shore Drive splits; you will need to be in the right two lanes to turn north on Sheridan Road.

Turn right and continue north on Sheridan Road through Chicago into Evanston.

Follow Sheridan Road north, which makes several right-hand turns to keep going north, until you reach the Northwestern campus. Refer to the campus maps to find specific locations.

From West/Northwest

Take I-88, I-90 or I-190 eastbound until you reach northbound I-294 (heading toward Wisconsin).

Take I-294 north to Dempster Street east.

Follow Dempster Street approximately ten miles through the suburbs of Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Niles, Morton Grove, Skokie and Evanston.

At Chicago Avenue in Evanston, turn left and go north.

Main campus is approximately three-fourths of a mile north at Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road.

From North

Take I-94 East south to Skokie Highway. Note: Highway is called I-94 East, but runs north-south in Chicago metropolitan area

Go south on Skokie Highway approximately 2 miles to Golf Road.

Turn left (east) at Golf Road.

Follow Golf Road approximately four miles east into Evanston (the road name changes to Emerson Street in Evanston!).

Just past Maple Street in Evanston is a fork in the road; bear to the right to go onto Clark Street.

Follow Clark Street through downtown Evanston. You'll know you're going the correct way when you note some landmarks:

* The Rebecca Crown Center, which houses the offices of the Central Administration of Northwestern, on the north side of Clark Street (to your left).

* A Burger King restaurant on the south side of Clark Street (to your right).

The main campus is located at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road.

From West/Southwest

To Evanston from the west or southwest, via Interstate 55 or Interstate 80 to I-94 West (Note: Highway is called I-94 West, but runs north-south in Chicago metro area).

If coming in on eastbound I-80, follow I-80 until the interchange with I-55; take northbound I-55.

Follow northbound I-55 until the interchange with I-90/I-94; take northbound I-90/I-94 (Kennedy Expressway).

When I-94 splits from I-90, bear to the right, staying on I-94 W (Edens Expressway).

Take I-94 W north to Dempster Street east (exit 37B).

Follow Dempster Street east approximately five miles through the suburbs of Skokie and Evanston.

At Chicago Avenue in Evanston, turn left and go north.

Main campus is approximately three-fourths of a mile north at Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road.

From South/Southeast

To Evanston via Interstate 94, Interstate 90, Interstate 80 or Interstate 57. Once you reach the Chicago area, you want to go north on I-94 West (Note: Highway is called I-94 West, but runs north-south in Chicago metro area). If you are coming from:

* I-80/I-94: I-94 splits from I-80 south of Chicago and heads north.

* I-57: I-57 ends at and merges into I-94 on the south side of Chicago.

* I-90: I-90 merges with I-94 on the south side of Chicago.

Once you are northbound on I-94 W:

When I-94 splits from I-90, bear to the right, staying on I-94 (Edens Expressway).

Take I-94 W north to Dempster Street east (exit 37B).

Follow Dempster Street approximately five miles through the suburbs of Skokie and Evanston.

At Chicago Avenue in Evanston, turn left and go north.

Main campus is approximately three-fourths of a mile north at Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road.