The first of its kind in 10 years, this issue ofMuseum Studies takes an extended look at recent, important acquisitions by the Art Institute of Chicago’s departments of African and Amerindian Art; European Decorative Arts, Sculpture, and Ancient Art; Modern and Contemporary Art; Photography; and Textiles. Bringing the museum’s collecting activities into wide public view, it showcases over 40 notable works handpicked by Art Institute curators and the museum’s director and president James N. Wood.
Together with its companion issue, published spring 2004, this publication explores objects acquired between 1992 and 2003, years that have brought significant additions to every area of the Art Institute’s holdings. On its own, it surveys a dazzling array of work, ranging from a jewel-like statue of Osiris to a splendid, illuminated manuscript from 17th-century Ethiopia; from a masterpiece of American quiltmaking to the work of contemporary artists Doug Aitken and Jeff Wall. Illuminated by striking, full-color reproductions and a lively, accessible text, this is an indispensible guide to the newest and finest the Art Institute has to offer.
Table of Contents:
Preface Patricia Langhart Introduction and Acknowledgments James N. Wood Catalogue African and Amerindian Art Textiles Photography European Decorative Arts Modern and Contemporary Art Notes Photography Credits
The Art Institute of Chicago, 2002 8 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.; 96 pages; 82 illustrations Softcover ISBN 0-86559-208-X
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