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Artwork and Artist Information: Cabinet of Four Wishes by Richard Snyder
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Normally when we think of a cabinet, we consider it as a functional or useful object. But what if everyday cabinets had secret, magical qualities? Richard Snyder's Cabinet of Four Wishes is...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Cabinet of Four Wishes</em> by Richard Snyder
Artwork Resource Packet: Two Figures (Menhirs) by Barbara Hepworth
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Barbara Hepworth's Two Figures represents the artist's fusion of geometry and nature. The teak sculpture is composed of two vertical forms that are situated on a platform and punctuated by white...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Two Figures (Menhirs)</em> by Barbara Hepworth
Teacher Manual: Gustave Caillebotte and the City in Art
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This teachers' manual was created to complement Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist, a retrospective exhibition held at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995. The manual analyzes the political,...
Teacher Manual: Gustave Caillebotte and the City in Art
Teacher Manual: American Art
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Works from the Art Institute of Chicago's comprehensive American collection found in this manual include colonial portraiture, sculpture, and landscape art that reflect the young nation in the early...
Teacher Manual: American Art
Artwork Resource Packet: Time Transfixed by René Magritte
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This well-known work depicts a steam train emerging from a fireplace. René Magritte's realistic portrayals of images that do not seem to belong together align him with the French Surrealists. This...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Time Transfixed</em> by René Magritte
Teacher Manual: Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
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This teacher resource explores the art, culture, history, and geography of pre-Columbian Native American societies in what is now the Midwest and Southern regions of the United States, between 3000 B...
Teacher Manual: Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
Artwork Resource Packet: The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin) by Romare Bearden
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The image represents the long-awaited return of Odysseus, which is the climax of the epic poem the Odyssey by Greek poet Homer. Romare Howard Bearden's use of collage gives a modern look to this...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin)</em> by Romare Bearden
Artwork Resource Packet: Flowering Cherry with Poem Slips by Tosa Mitsukoi
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This screen celebrates the Japanese tradition of viewing cherry blossoms to mark the arrival of spring. The tree's blossoms and hanging poem slips create an elegant design against the gold of the...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Flowering Cherry with Poem Slips</em> by Tosa Mitsukoi
Artwork Resource Packet: Untitled (Hôtel de la Duchesse-Anne) by Joseph Cornell
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A wonderful example of the many shadow boxes Joseph Cornell created in his lifetime, this box combines whimsical found objects including a wooden bird, a ball, bingo chips, stamps, and newspaper...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Untitled (Hôtel de la Duchesse-Anne)</em> by Joseph Cornell
Artwork Resource Packet: The Herring Net by Winslow Homer
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In The Herring Net (1885), Winslow Homer captures the conflict between man and nature in his depiction of two fishermen hauling in a herring net amidst a stormy and powerful seascape. This...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>The Herring Net</em> by Winslow Homer
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