Exhibitions > "There Is Hardly a Book That Has Not Seen Hard Use": Books for Working Artists
"There Is Hardly a Book That Has Not Seen Hard Use": Books for Working Artists
October 13, 2015–December 14, 2015
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (Weekdays only)
The Art Institute of Chicago has purchased artists’ manuals, treatises, and other publications for working artists since 1879. In July of 1909, the Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago reported that there had been more than 45,000 student visits to the library the previous year, “and there is hardly a book that has not seen hard use.”
The materials in these cases, collected by the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries to support the work of practicing artists, architects, and designers, reveal the way that art education has changed over time, illustrate the manner in which instructors and students have worked with the library collections, and testify to the “hard use” of these resources through the years.
1 hour 12 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Splash previews Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, a retrospective on the Bauhaus designer who also made his mark in Chicago—opening at the Art Institute October 2.
3 hours 35 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Design Episodes: The Modern Chair
Explore the evolution of the modern chair in the 20th century with iconic examples from makers like Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, and Harry Bertoia, among others.
THE MODERN CHAIR—http://bit.ly/2dD4Xy0
23 hours 38 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.