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Timeline: When in Africa, When in the WorldThis 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 aesthetic expression to the present day. It foregrounds events in the history of the African continent in order to highlight their juxtaposition with events around the globe.
Africa, African, Benin, biblical themes, Buddhism, Chicago, Chinese, culture, England, Europe, India, Islam, Mediterranean, Middle East, painting, Pakistan, Paris, Persian, photography, Pop Art, religion, Roman, Roman Empire, sculpture, South America, textiles, war, World War II