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

May 18, 2017
2:00PM3:00PM
Fullerton Hall
Free ticket required

Field McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art Sarah Kelly Oehler 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.