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Member Lecture: Whistler's Mother—An American Icon Returns to Chicago

March 7, 2017
Fullerton Hall
Free ticket required

Sarah Kelly Oehler, Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Curator of American Art, unpacks the deeper meanings of this famed portrait, which serves as a quintessential expression of Whistler's "art for art's sake" aesthetic.

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James McNeill Whistler. Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (Portrait of the Artist's Mother), 1871. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, RF 699. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY.