Exhibitions > Caricatures from the World's Columbian Exposition
Caricatures from the World's Columbian Exposition
May 11, 2011–July 1, 2011
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
As part of the Daniel H. Burnham Archival Collection, the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries has a set of over fifty caricatures by a number of artists who worked for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. The Exposition, or the Fair, as it is often called, came to represent an important moment in the history of Chicago and American culture. As director of works, Daniel H. Burnham (1846–1912) oversaw all aspects of design and construction and planned to make the architecture and decorative elements the Fair's crowning achievement. To this end he set out to employ the most talented artists, architects and designers. Included in this exhibition are caricatures of some of these artists, as well as caricatures of Fair officials drawn by the artists.
Please note that this exhibition is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
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