Resources tagged 16th century

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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 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>
An esteemed artist and teacher, Theaster Gates is coordinator of arts programming at the University of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Speaking of Passage, Life After Qualls at the South Side...
Audio Lecture: Artists Connect: Theaster Gates Connects with Japanese Ceramics
Art Institute curator Kathleen Bickford Berzock introduces the special exhibition Benin--Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria.
Audio Lecture: Benin--Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Art Institute's acquisition of this masterpiece by El Greco, art historian Richard Mann tells the exciting story of the painting's commission, its stylistic...
Audio Lecture: El Greco's <em>Assumption of the Virgin</em>
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
Molly Faries, Indiana University, reviews recent studies on old master paintings made possible by new infrared reflectograms and other technologies.
Audio Lecture: Painting Forensics: Investigating Northern Renaissance Art
Sheila Canby, curator of Islamic Art at the British Museum, discusses landmark structures built for the Shia Safavid dynasty.
Audio Lecture: Sufis, Shi'ites, and Shahs: The Great Shrines of Iran, 1500-1650
Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.

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