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Self-Portrait of My Sister.jpg One of the more intriguing works in the Art Institute's collection, Gertrude Abercrombie's Self-Portrait of My Sister features a mysterious subject and a title that, well, makes no sense. How can...
Remember the game Masterpiece? It was a bit like Monopoly, but instead of property, players could buy and sell iconic Art Institute paintings for play-money profit. For many children of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, it served as an early...
SorrowsMain.jpg Marion Perkins belonged to the rich community of artists and writers who congregated in and around Chicago’s Bronzeville community in the 1930s. Largely self-taught, he sculpted in the evenings and on weekends—...