Supporting the Arts

Historical Connection

Metropolitan Capital occupies the entire North Annex of the historic Tree Studios, a workshop to many of Chicago's great artists over the past century. The recent comprehensive restoration has returned this property to its original glory, featuring extensive terra cotta reliefs, 18-ft. ceilings and four 12-ft. picture windows. Original period finishes, railings, bay windows and built-in cabinets decorate the Bank’s 24 additional rooms, including two conference rooms on the first floor, mezzanine offices for the Private Capital Managers that overlook the Bank's main and second floors and a grand conference room in one of the second floor Great Rooms.

Ongoing Efforts

In addition to preserving the physical building, we intend to preserve this building’s artistic spirit through a strong tie to the art community. Metropolitan Capital launched, "Art Works Chicago", which features rotating exhibitions of work by prominent Chicago artists displayed in the workplace setting. 

Several shows each year feature artists in the Chicago nexus, enriching an already unique space with fine artwork. This initiative creates a platform for employees and visitors to meet artists, better understand the art making process, and engage in thoughtful dialogue. The art and unique space gives the bank a very non-traditional feel. This non-traditional approach is at the core of what we do – developing creative solutions to complex financial situations for our clients and partners.