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1983 News Releases

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January 3, 1983

Mauritshuis: 17th Century Dutch Painting from the Royal Picture Gallery, organized by The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; bicentennial of Dutch-American diplomatic relations; exhibition venues, catalogue by director of The Mauritshuis Dr. Hans Hoetink; complementary exhibitions of works by Dutch Masters from AIC Permanent collection in the galleries of Prints and Drawings, European Paintings, and Textiles 88-90, 94, 115

January 21, 1983

"Living National Treasures" of Japan, exhibition and craft making demonstrations, Children's festival of Japanese Arts, programs and schedule 91-93

February 3, 1983

Mauritshuis: 17th Century Dutch Painting, related events, films and lectures; curator of European Painting Department Richard Brettell 88-90, 94-95, 115

February 10, 1983

Betty and Edwin Bergman Collection, gift of Joseph Cornell objects; comments by AIC Director James N. Wood, and Curator of 20th Century Art Department A. James Speyer 96-98, 149

February 22, 1983

Highlights of Arms and Armor from the George F. Harding Collection, exhibition, consulting curator Leonid Tarassuk; the Collection history and acquisition; remarks by AIC Chairman Arthur W. Schultz 99-101, 149

March 3, 1983

Photographs and Portfolios by Paul Strand, exhibition of works loaned from private and public collections; curator of Photography Department David Travis; exhibition venues 102-103

Photographs by Jerry Gordon, exhibition of works loaned by the artist; curator of Photography Department David Travis 104

March 17, 1983

Six Centuries of European Decorative Arts from the Permanent Collection, exhibition, reinstallation in Gunsaulis Hall, curator of European Decorative Arts Lynn Springer Roberts 105-106; symposium 111-112

March 21, 1983

Perspectives on Contemporary Realism: The Jalane and Richard Davidson Collection, traveling exhibition, AIC showing coordinated by curator of Prints and Drawings Department Harold Joachim; Collection history; catalogue by Frank H. Goodyear, Jr., of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 107-108

March 24, 1983

The Vatican Collection: The Papacy and Art, announcement 150, attendance and ticket information 109-110, 129-130, 148, 175-176; lectures 153-154;
complementary exhibitions from Permanent Collection:
A Legacy of Rome: Church Architecture in Chicago 133
Junior Museum: Vatican Discovered 133
The Lure of Rome: Five Centuries in the Eternal City, organized by the Department of Prints and Drawings and the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries 140-141
Vestments and Liturgical Textiles 144-145

April 7, 1983

The Age of Grandeur: European Decorative Arts in the 17th Century, symposium in conjunction with renovation and reinstallation of Gunsaulis Hall; The Antiquarian Society of AIC, Samuel A. Marx Fund, Mrs. James Ward Thorne Fund; related events 105-106, 111-112

April 14, 1983

Ansel Adams: An American Place, 1936, photography exhibition re-creating the 1936 show held in Alfred Stieglitz Gallery in New York, catalogue by guest curator Andrea Gray; AIC showing coordinated by curator of Photography Department David Travis; exhibition venues 113-114

April 18, 1983

17th Century Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, show complementing The Mauritshuis Museum exhibition, curator of Textiles Department Christa Thurman 115

Campaign for Chicago's Masterpiece, fund-raising drive for Museum building restoration and construction of the South Wing; announcement by Chairman of AIC Board of Trustees Arthur W. Schultz; comments by Chairman of the Campaign Marshall Field 116-118, 191

April 26, 1983

Acquisition of two works from Claude Monet's Haystack series, partial gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Searle; Museum Major Acquisition Fund, de-accessioning of several Impressionist paintings through Christies's sales 119-120

April 28, 1983

Henry Moore's Large Interior Form (1982), gift from Henry Moore Foundation of Hertfordshire, U. K.; installation of the sculpture in Museum's Northwest Garden, project by Bruce Graham of Skidmore, Owings & Merril; remarks by AIC Director James N. Wood; related exhibition and events 121-122

May 2, 1983

New Chicago Architecture: Beyond the International Style, recent work by Chicago architectural firms, exhibition curated by John Zukowsky and Robert Bruegman; catalogue included in Inland Architect magazine (May/June 1983) 123-124, 149

May 3, 1983

Ivan Mestrovich's Two American Indians, restoration of sculptures (downtown Chicago) made possible by The Benjamin F. Ferguson Fund under direction of AIC Board of Trustees; examination and restoration by Washington University Technical Associates (WUTA) of St. Louis; comments by conservator Timothy Lennon, Department of Conservation at AIC 125-126

May 5, 1983

Photography and Architecture: 1839-1939, exhibition from The Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal; US and European venues, catalogue 127-128

May 9, 1983

The Vatican Collections: The Papacy and Art, exhibition, Ticketron and Tele-tron services; Membership Department 129-130

Neil J. Hoffman, appointed President of SAIC; announcement by AIC Chairman Arthur W. Schultz 131-132

May 20, 1983

The Vatican Collections: The Papacy and Art, related events and complementary exhibitions 133

Puppet Week programs for preschoolers featuring noted puppeteer companies, schedule 134-135

May 23, 1983

An Open Land: Photographs of the Midwest 1852-1982, traveling exhibition sponsored by Open Land Project and organized by photographer Rhondal McKinney and curator of Photography Department David Travis, catalogue 136-137

June 6, 1983

The Betty and Edwin Bergman Joseph Cornell Collection, gift, gallery installation designed by architectural firm Krueck & Olsen of Chicago 138-139, 149, 168

June 9, 1983

The Lure of Rome: Five Centuries in the Eternal City, exhibition organized by AIC Prints and Drawings Department, AIC Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, and The Newberry Library (Chicago), complementing The Vatican exhibition 140-141

June 23, 1983

Chicago: The Architectural City, photography exhibition in celebration of 150th anniversary of the city of Chicago, guest curator Kathleen Lamb; The Prince Charitable Trusts of Chicago, grant 142-143, 149

August 5, 1983

The Sustaining Fellows $2.1 million contribution, chairman David C. Hilliard and president Norman Ross; remarks by Chairman of The Board of Trustees Arthur W. Schultz; reception in McKinlock Court 146-147

August 19, 1983

The Vatican Collection: The Papacy and Art, attendance record 148

Exhibition Schedule for August 1983 - June 1984, 149-152

August 25, 1983

Lecture series featuring The Vatican Collection: The Papacy and Art exhibition 153-154

August 29, 1983

Art Today series, Hayden Herrera, Dore Ashton 155

September 7, 1983

Recent Acquisitions, 1982-83, exhibition curator Deborah Frumkin of Photography Department; The Photographic Society purchases 156

Lars Sonck, 1870-1956, Finnish architecture exhibition as a part of Scandinavia Today Program of The American Scandinavian Foundation, catalogue 158-159

September 12, 1983

The 1983 Chicago Chapter, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Award, AIA architectural competitions in the USA, exhibition of prize-winning Chicago-area firms 157-158

September 16, 1983

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) $1 million challenge grant to AIC; announcement by Chairman of The Board of Trustees Arthur W. Schultz 160-161

September 26, 1983

Alfred Stieglitz, retrospective; Georgia O'Keeffe, donation of Stieglitz Photography collection; exhibition catalogue 150, 162-164, 167

September 29, 1983

Nancy Outside in July: Etchings by Jim Dine, exhibition, curator of Prints and Drawings Ester Sparks; Aldo Crommelynck and Jim Dine, gift of prints to Museum; exhibition venues and catalogue published by the Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) 150, 165-167

October 1983 Monthly Calendar

Exhibition schedule and public programs, including The Junior Museum, The Film Center, The Art Rental and Sales Gallery, and SAIC 167-171

October 6, 1983

The Campaign for Chicago's Masterpiece, $49.25 million five-year fund-raising drive, Museum expansion and renovation 116-118; comments by AIC Chairman Arthur W. Schultz and AIC Director James N. Wood; joint gift from Marshall Field and the McCormick Family for Field/McCormick American Wing; various contributions; press conference and dinner for art patrons of Midwest 172-174

October 26, 1983

The Vatican Collection: The Papacy and Art, attendance and budget record; comments by AIC president E. Laurence Chalmers, Jr., 175-176

October 31, 1983

Faberge: Selections from the FORBES Magazine Collection, exhibition from Malcolm S. Forbes Collection (New York) 177-178

November 3, 1983

TOPS: The Chicago Architectural Club 1983 Juried Exhibition, Chicago's skyline concept drawings, curator of Architecture Pauline Saliga; The Chicago Architectural Journal documenting exhibition 179-180

November 7, 198

Aqua Lapis: Embroidered Wall Sculpture by Nancy Hemenway, 1975-1983; curator of Textile Department Christa Thurman; exhibition venues and catalogue 151, 181-182

November 14, 1983

The Pennsylvania Germans: A Celebration of Their Arts, 1683-1850, exhibition organized by Philadelphia Museum of Art, catalogue 151, 183-184

November 21, 1983

Junior Museum, Painting: From the Ground Up, exhibition curated by director of AIC Junior Museum Lois Raasch 185

November 28, 1983

Mrs. James W. Alsdorf, Warren L. Batts, John H. Bryan, and Daniel C. Searle elected AIC Trustees; Arthur M. Wood, James W. Alsdorf, Mrs. Frederic Clay Bartlett (born Evelyn Fortune), and Ivan Albright named Life Trustees of AIC; other officers elected at the Annual Meeting of The Board of Trustees 186-187

November 29, 1983

Dr. Harold Joachim (1909-1983), Curator of the Department of Prints and Drawings, obituary 188-189

December 15, 1983

Computerized display system installed in accordance with The Campaign for Chicago's Masterpiece, donations from Museum visitors for restoration of Allerton building glass roof 190 (116-118)

December 22, 1983

Grant Wood: The Regionalist Vision, exhibition organized by The Minneapolis Museum of Art; the Chicago Tribune grant; exhibition history of Grant Wood's American Gothic and selection of cartoons and parodies based on the painting; exhibition venues and catalogue; related events and lectures 151, 191-196