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Learn more about Arthur Jerome Eddy, a collector whose prescient interest in modernism and avant-garde art benefited the Art Institute and the city of Chicago.
Historic Collections: Arthur Jerome Eddy
Learn more about Martin A. Ryerson, one of the Art Institute's founding trustees and an important donor to the museum.
Historic Collections: The Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection
Learn more about Charles Deering and his daughters Mrs. Chauncey McCormick and Mrs. Richard E. Danielson, important benefactors of the Art Institute and significant donors to the museum's collection.
Historic Collections: Charles Deering, Mrs. Chauncey McCormick, and Mrs. Richard E. Danielson
Scholars, collectors, and other lovers of ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) are constantly faced with questions of connoisseurship in assessing prints. Aside from the basic (and most important...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Connoisseurship of Japanese Prints, Part I
Learn more about Henry Field, an early member of the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute and an important collector of Barbizon School paintings.
Historic Collections: Henry Field
Learn more about Bertha and Potter Palmer, wealthy Chicagoans whose interest in Impressionism changed the face of the museum.
Historic Collections: Potter Palmer Collection
In his lecture, "Filling the Void," Douglas Druick, President and Eloise W. Martin Director, speaks about the museum's acquisition process, addressing such issues as why the museum collects, how it...
Video: Sustaining Fellows Acquisition Seminar Series—Filling the Void
Karen Manchester, chair of the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art and Elizabeth McIlvaine Curator of Ancient Art, explores how in addition to purchase and gifts, long term loans are an important...
Video Lecture: Loan, Lend, Loaned, Lent—Another Way to Acquire Art
Learn about Caillebotte's financial and emotional support of fellow artists and his bequest of his art collection to go, upon his death, to the French state.
Video: Caillebotte as Supporter of the Arts
Take a step back in time to the last quarter of the nineteenth century and learn how Chicago's cultural pioneers traveled to Europe to acquire art for the newly created Art Institute.
Video: The Art Institute's Early Collectors

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