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In the first half of the 20th century, Japan’s cities were developing at an astounding rate. The change was particularly noticeable in Tokyo, where the Ginza district bustled with shoppers and...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: City and Country: Views of Urban and Rural Japan
Continuing with the theme of the previous exhibition, which explored issues of connoisseurship in Edo-period (1615–1868) prints, the current installation addresses the same questions in works from...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Connoisseurship of Japanese Prints, Part II: Contemporary Artists
This exhibition presents prints by Ito Shinsui (1898-1972), one of the most famous Japanese artists of the modern era. Although he was better known for his paintings in Japan, his prints were...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: New Prints for a New Era: Ito Shinsui's Woodblock Prints of the Taisho Period (1912-1926) and Beyond
This lecture investigates depictions of electric lights in Soviet posters from the 1920s, which indicate a distinctive language of socialist illumination. Presented as part of the 46th Annual...
Audio Lecture: The Blinding Light of Lenin’s Little Lamp: Electricity in Soviet Posters, 1920-1930
Roslyn Walker, Dallas Museum of Art, examined the stunning work of Yoruba
carver Olowe of Ise (c. 1875-193) and his contemporaries.
Audio Lecture: Tradition and Innovation—Artist Olowe of Ise
Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, Pulitzer Prize winners for their biography on Jackson Pollock, presented their new book about Vincent Van Gogh to a packed house on December 8, 2011.
Audio Lecture:  Van Gogh—The Life
Sara Schnadt, whose work has recently been exhibited at the MCA, Co-Prosperity Sphere, and the Busan Biennale in South Korea, pursues the idea of line, poetic efforts to quantify things, and the...
Audio Lecture: Artists Connect—Sara Schnadt Connects with Agnes Martin
Sustaining Fellows of the Art Institute of Chicago presented lectures by Zoë Ryan, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design; Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant...
Video: Curatorial Lectures for Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention
Erin Hogan, director of public affairs, and Jill Bugajski, research associate, walk through and discuss the origins and themes of Windows on the War, an exhibition of Soviet TASS posters from World...
Video: Overview of Windows on the War—Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945
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