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Lecture: Collecting History—Richard Avedon

March 4, 2015
1:00PM2:00PM
Fullerton Hall
$12 member, per lecture

This is a member-exclusive lecture series that explores major works in the permanent collection as well as the visionary collectors, foundations, and artists that brough these treasured artworks to the Art Institute. In this session, hear the story behind Richard Avedon's Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris and how the artist's gift, along with the generosity of the Friends of Photography, shaped the Art Institute's impressive photography collection.

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Catch all the Collecting History sessions:
January 21—Paul Gauguin
February 4—Katsushika Hokusai
February 18—Georgia O'Keeffe

For additional member programs, please visit the member programs calendar.

Richard Avedon. Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955, printed 1979. Gift of the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation. © The Richard Avedon Foundation.