• The Utopian Factory: Precisionism and Modern Industry
    August 27 10:00am
    The introduction of the tenets of modern art to America (1913 Armory Show) coincided with the rise of the assembly line (Henry Ford). Precisionism—which appropriated elements of Cubism and Futurism—focused on the beauty and elegance of the shapes and forms associated with contemporary machinery without the grit, grime, and sweat of t more »
  • Mini Masterpieces
    August 27 10:00am
    In the sixteenth century a group of German engravers, known as the Little Masters (Kleinmeister), created a sub-specialty in the production of very small prints (some no larger than a postage stamp). Showcasing their remarkable technical skills and a variety of biblical, mythological, genre, and vanitas themes, this installation features example more »
  • Lewis Hine and Child Labor
    August 27 10:00am
    Lewis Hine saw photography as a social document. Beginning as a teacher at the Ethical Culture School in New York, he first used the camera as an educational tool. Grounded in the school's progressive ideology, he began to photograph the city's impoverished immigrants, particularly children. From 1908 to 1917, he worked as the staff phot more »
  • New in the Galleries
    August 27 10:00am
    Gallery Hours Tues-Sat 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sun 12-5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays)   The Chicago School: Pop’s Wild and Crazy Cousin In the mid-1960s a group of artists associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offered a Midwestern alternative to the Pop art scene on the coasts. While embracing a cartoon-like a more »
  • The Chicago School: Popís Wild and Crazy Cousin
    August 27 10:00am
    In the mid-1960s a group of artists associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offered a Midwestern alternative to the Pop art scene on the coasts. While embracing a cartoon-like aesthetic, their works were often more deeply personal, sexually charged, witty, irreverent, and surrealistic. Bearing colorful monikers like the Hairy more »
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