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A concise biography about Bazille's life and work.
This self-guide was created to supplement a visit to view Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute. Guide includes informational text and activities seven artworks in the museum. Please use...
Museum Guide: Self-Guide: Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute
A brief essay focusing on the painting At Mouquin's by William Glackens. With her brillantly rendered dress and cloak, Jeanne Mouquin is the focal point of the composition in this painting...
Essay: <em>At Mouquin's</em> by William Glackens
A brief essay focusing on Georgia O'Keeffe who was a pioneer of American modernism. She emphasized the essential beauty of her subjects by magnifying shapes and simplyfying details. In Black...
Essay: <em>Black Cross, New Mexico</em> by Georgia O'Keeffe
This online scholarly catalogue is the first volume in the Art Institute’s scholarly digital series on the Impressionist circle. The catalogue offers in-depth curatorial and technical entries on 47...
This essay focuses on José Clemente Orozco who was a leading figure of the Mexican mural movement during the 1920s and 1930s and became a pioneer of the public arts movement during his seven-year...
Essay: <em>Zapata</em> by José Clemente Orozco
This essay focuses on Georgia O'Keeffe who was fascinated by the New York City's skyscrapers, including the Shelton Hotel. This painting depicts the building as she saw it early one morning from the...
Essay: <em>The Shelton with Sunspots, N.Y.</em> by Georgia O'Keeffe
Curator Sarah Kelly discusses self-taught artist Horace Pippin's layered paint technique and reviews primary sources that seem to have inspired his famous Cabin in the Cotton images.
Audio Lecture: Horace Pippin's <em>Cabin in the Cotton</em>
Walter Ellison portrayed a train station in his native Georgia and commented on the racial climate in the United States in the 1930s. White Southerners board trains for vacation destinations, while...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Train Station</em> by Walter Ellison
This comparative time line illustrating works of art from the Art Institute’s collection presents a selection of events—artistic, cultural, political, and social—from the origins of human...
Timeline: When in Africa, When in the World
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