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Historian Natalie Zemon Davis, currently an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto and best known for her book The Return of Martin Guerre, has been a pioneer in the field of social...
Video: Mediterranean Crossings—The Quest of "Leo Africanus"
July 31-October 23, 2011, curated by Peter Zegers, shown in the Jean and Steven Goldman Prints and Drawings Galleries in the Richard and Mary L. Gray Wing
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Belligerent Encounters-Graphic Chronicles of War and Revolution, 1500-1945
This sculptural fragment depicts Xilonen, the youthful Aztec (Mexica) goddess of new maize. The many existing carvings of Xilonen suggest her importance in Aztec culture as one of three female maize...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Head of Xilonen, Goddess of Young Maize</em>
This suit of ceremonial armor includes more than 22 pieces that could be mixed for parade and sporting tournaments. Students will learn about the production and functions of armor and about the role...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Three-Quarter Armor</em>
This Art Institute manual uses the kimono to explore Japanese cultural history and to stimulate multicultural discoveries in art, social studies, and language arts. Includes a historical essay,...
Teacher Manual: The Japanese Kimono
Bruce Boucher, Curator of Sculpture, Medieval to Modern European Paintings and Sculpture, presents a lecture focusing on highlighted treasures in the Art Institute permanent collections.
Audio Lecture: Encyclopedic Museums—Cabinets of Curiosity
Excerpted from the teacher manual Telling Images: Stories in Art this chapter focuses on the artwork Statue of a Standing Vishnu which was created in 16th century India. Includes...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Statue of a Standing Vishnu</em>
This Art Institute slide packet explores how nature, literature, history and daily life inspired the creation of six sumptuous Japanese folding screens. Students will learn how to "read" a Japanese...
Teacher Manual: Japanese Screens
Let art take you on a journey through space! This manual explores concepts of space travel as depicted in the collection of the Art Institute, from 17th-century Italian sculpture to 20th-century...
Teacher Manual: Exploration and the Cosmos
This self-guide was created to supplement a visit to view Medieval and Renaissance Art at the Art Institute. Guide includes informational text and activities for five artworks in the museum. Please...
Museum Guide: Self-Guide: Medieval and Renaissance Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
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