Hindman originated in Chicago and continues to serve Chicago and the Midwest with an unyielding focus on client service. As one of the nation’s premier fine art auction houses, we are proud to continue to offer our expertise to benefit Chicago and the surrounding Midwest communities. Please contact our office for complimentary auction estimates, sale inquiries and estate services.


Hindman provides full auction and estate services for a national clientele. Chicago is home to specialists in all departments including, among others, Fine Art, Jewelry, Furniture and Decorative Arts, Modern Design, Luxury Accessories and Couture. Our Chicago office accepts consignments for over 100 auctions a year reaching a global audience of collectors. Notable local sales have included Property from the Oprah Winfrey Collections as well as the contents of two of Chicago’s iconic former sports arenas, Chicago Stadium and Comiskey Park.

Molly E. Gron

Senior Director of Business Development, Chicago

Molly E. Gron is the Senior Director of Business Development at Hindman, joining the firm in 2015.

She manages and develops relationships with trust officers, fiduciaries, estate planning attorneys and professional advisors across the country. Prior to joining Hindman, she worked at Bonhams in New York for several years in the American Art Department. Ms. Gron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University, M.A. in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute, and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. During her tenure at Hindman, she has been involved in securing property from many estates and collections including an Early Ming Bowl, The Lost Inverted Jenny 79 Collection and the Property from a Private Western Art Collection sold to benefit a major institution.

Molly E. Gron

Senior Director of Business Development, Chicago
Molly Gron

Joan Wagner

Vice President, Midwest

Joan Wagner is Vice President for the Midwest region at Hindman.

She leads the business development teams in Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and the greater Midwest, working with executors, fiduciaries and beneficiaries for appraisals and disposition services in addition to serving a broad network of private clients in need of asset and collection management. Her prior experience includes serving as a Managing Director of CIBC Private Wealth, and Director, Citi Private Bank. Ms. Wagner received a B.A. in Art History from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. She has served on boards of leading cultural institutions including the Auxiliary Board and Old Master’s Society Boards of The Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Wellesley Club.

Joan Wagner

Vice President, Midwest
Joan Wagner

Hindman Chicago

1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois

Schedule an Appointment

Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday9am – 5pm
  • All property must be picked up within seven business days per our conditions of sale

Upcoming Appraisal Days

  • ChicagoJanuary 23
  • Lake ForestJanuary 30
  • Asian Works of Art
  • Jewelry & Fine Art

Auction Specialists

Joan Wagner

Vice President, Midwest

Molly E. Gron

Senior Director of Business Development, Chicago

Katelyn Matusik

Director of Appraisals, Chicago

Complimentary Auction Estimates​

You are welcome to submit items electronically or to contact any of our offices directly.​​

Our specialists are eager to help you learn more about your collection and current auction sale estimates. ​

To begin an estimate, our specialists will need:​

  • At least 3 photos​
  • Detailed description​
  • Details on signatures or marks

Chicago is currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions. To request an electronic evaluation of your property, click the button below and begin the consignment process now.