Tuesday, September 10, 2013–Monday, November 18, 2013
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (Closed on Saturdays and Sundays)
In 1947, while preparing for a Vincent van Gogh exhibition at the museum, Art Institute Director Daniel Catton Rich and Public Relations Counsel Peter Pollack visited Van Gogh's nephew, Vincent Willem van Gogh, to ask him for the loan of many of his uncle's paintings for the show. A close friendship between the men developed, and the three of them set out to visit most of the sites captured by the famous artist in his fabulous paintings. These site visits were documented in photographs taken by Pollack, which now reside in the Art Institute's archives. This exhibition presents some of these historic photographs paired with illustrations of Van Gogh's works.
Vincent van Gogh's nephew, Vincent Willem van Gogh, holds one of his uncle's self-portraits. Photograph by Peter Pollack.
59 min 21 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago Caroling choirs from area high schools fill the museum with holiday cheer, every day at noon from now until Friday.
19 hours 28 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today is National Pastry Day! You can have your cake and eat it too, with over 100 mouth-watering masterpieces, now on view in #ArtandAppetite.
21 hours 28 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Christmas is fast approaching, and we have the perfect gift idea for your family and friends who love art, culture, and creativity—an Art Institute membership!
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