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Posts by Suzanne Karr Schmidt
In Gallery 242, there is a small but remarkable collection of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec showcasing the artist’s portrayal of Parisian lesbian subculture of the late 19th century, which often revolved around some of the artist’s...
A small gem of an exhibition that will leave you pondering your place in the world has less than a month to run. The Shogun's World: Japanese Maps of the 18th and 19th Centuries features the MacLean Collection, a private Illinois...
Suzanne Folds McCullagh, extraordinary drawings connoisseur and curator of early works on paper at the Art Institute for the past 40 years, has recently retired. But her deep love of the collection has brought her back to curate an...
Artists in 19th-century Paris went crazy for big cats.   Lion Hunters: Copying Delacroix's Big Cats celebrates the obsessive pursuit of the most lifelike representations of these fierce felines. The image above from the magazine L’...
Snug in gallery 207A, just around the corner from the posturing dandies of Landsknechte: Foot Soldiers of Fashion, women are also behaving badly. In Renaissance terms, at least.   One flirtatious noblewoman from Albrecht Dürer’s Lady on...