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

May 18, 2017
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.