Beyond their capacity to preserve and evoke memories, snapshots of celebrations, vacations, and gatherings of family and friends are accumulated with the aim of constructing a personal history and preserving it for future generations. When these photographs are discarded or displaced—becoming anonymous—they are transformed into cultural artifacts that collectively trace a history of private image making and evolving habits of self-presentation before the camera.
2 hours 38 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Each Thorne Miniature Room is a tiny window to a larger world.
In Drawing Rooms, see the tiny rooms scaled to life-size. Remix and decorate them with drawings, then create your own miniature space—now available in the Ryan Learning Center's Interactive Gallery.