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1992 News Releases

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January 8, 1992

The David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Collection, major gift to Photography Department; The Intuitive Eye, exhibition 161-162


January 10, 1992

African American History Month, programs 163-165


January 22, 1992

Museum shop, Valentine's Day gift ideas 166-168


January 23, 1992

Nils-Ole Lund: Collage Architecture, exhibition featuring images of Chicago and AIC, related publication 77, 169-170, 250


January 30, 1992

Mark Strand, poetry reading, hosted by Reginald Gibbons and sponsored by Lannan Foundation 171-172


January 1992 Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 173-178

Men in America: Photographs by Tom Arndt, exhibition 173

At the Edge of Shelter: Homelessness in Chicago, photography exhibition sponsored by Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago; complementing exhibition titled Keepers of the Flame: Lewis Hine and Walter Rosenblum 173

Imaging the Body: From Fragment to Total Display, Permanent collection exhibition concurrent with show titled Metaphors of Biological Structure/Architectural Construction organized by AIC Ryerson and Burnham Libraries in conjunction with The University of Chicago Centennial Symposium 173-174


February 12, 1992

Master European Paintings from The National Gallery of Ireland: Mantegna to Goya, exhibition venues and catalogue; remarks by AIC Director and President James N. Wood 179-181, 251, 272-273


February 14, 1992

Museum Studies, AIC semiannual (v. 18, no. 1) cataloguing exhibition titled Five Centuries of Japanese Kimono; Noh drama costumes; James T. Ulak and Betty Siffert of Asian Art Department, et. al., 182-184

Five Centuries of Japanese Kimono: On This Sleeve of Fondest Dreams, exhibition; opening of renovated galleries of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Art 77, 182-189, 212, 272


February 18, 1992

Galleries of Chinese, Japanese and Korean Art, renovation, announcement of the opening date; Chairman of The Board of Trustees Marshall Field; AIC Director and President James N. Wood; Curator of the Department of Asian Art Yutaka Mino; gallery arrangement, Japanese screens gallery designed by Tadao Ando; The Asian Study Center; Asian Art, AIC publication; the Government of Japan, Mitsubishi Bank, Mr. T. T. Tsui of Hong Kong, Rice Foundation, McCormick Foundation, and Susanne and Richard Barancik, funding; the Asahi Shimbun endowment for The Asian Study Center; Mr. Masao Kato, acquisition fund 190-194, 272, 276


February 1992 Monthly Calendar

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 197-200


March 24, 1992

Patrick Tosani: Photographer, exhibition organized by curator of Photography Sylvia Wolf in collaboration with Association Francaise d'Action Artistique, Ministere des Affaires Entrageres, venues and catalogue 201-202, 251, 274


March 25, 1992

Museum shop, Easter and Passover holiday gifts, Chagall's American Windows, adaptation from stained glass panel; gifts inspired by Beatrix Potter's Tales of Peter Rabbit; Alice in Wonderland, set of playing cards from AIC Prints and Drawings collection, adaptation 203-206


March 26, 1992

Kraft Education Center, grant from Chicago Community Trust's Special Projects Initiative in support of interactive exhibition titled Art Inside Out; AIC Director and President James N. Wood; Executive Director of Chicago Community Trust Bruce L. Newman; Dr. Scholl Foundation 207-208, 257, 266-267

Li-Young Lee and Jonathan Spence, evening of reading and conversation sponsored by The Lannan Foundation 209-210


March 30, 1992

Homer's The Odyssey, performance by Odds Bodkin, storyteller 211


March 1992 Monthly Calendar

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 212-218


April 20, 1992

Museum shop, Mother's Day gift ideas, jigsaw puzzles featuring paintings from Museum's collection; AIC publications European Decorative Arts and Glass Paperweights (the Arthur Rubloff Collection); calligrapher service 219-223


April 27, 1992

Jacob Lawrence: The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of Narrative Paintings, Hampton University Museum, VA, exhibition venues and catalogue 224-225, 251, 275


April 1992 Monthly Calendar

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 229-233


May 13, 1992

Luis Gonzalez Palma, Lucas Samaras, Witnesses of Time: Photographs by Flor Garduno, contemporary photography exhibitions organized by The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ, and sponsored by AIC Auxiliary Board as a part of Columbus' quincentennial celebration; complementary show for major exhibition The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes 77, 234-235, 250, 253, 255


May 20, 1992

Museum shop, wedding gift ideas, Asian Art collection, adaptations; Blenko Glass; Eickholdt Glass Studio 236-240


May 1992 Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 75-81

Patrick Tosani: Photographer, French Culture Month, exhibition organized in collaboration with Association Francaise d'Action Artistique and Ministere des Affaires Artistique, exhibition venues and catalogue 75, 201-202, 251, 274

From America's Studios: Twelve Contemporary Masters, exhibition of distinguished SAIC alumni organized by curator of 20th Century Art at AIC Neal Benezra (appointed chief curator at The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.) 75, 227; 273; correction for the exhibition dates 226

Architecture in Miniature: Furniture Designed by Josef Hoffman, exhibition, the Vienna Secession; included textiles by Hoffman and Carl Czeschka 76, 253

English Silver: Masterpieces by Omar Ramsden from the Vivian and David M. Campbell Collection (Toronto, Canada), exhibition organized by David A. Hanks & Associates, N.Y., and Smithsonian Institution (SITES); AIC showing coordinated by curator of European Decorative Arts Department Lynn Springer Roberts 76, 252-253

Various Subjects Drawn from Life and on Stone: A Series of Lithographs by Theodore Gericault, exhibition; Chicago Gericault Album 76

Metaphors of Biological Structure/Architectural Construction, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries exhibition as a part of the University of Chicago symposium 76, 173-174

Art and Craft: British Prints from the Permanent Collection, exhibition 77

Five Centuries of Japanese Kimono: On this Sleeve of Fondest Dreams, exhibition of Noh drama costumes and design books from Ryerson and Burnham Libraries 77, 182-189, 212

Nils-Ole Lund: Collage Architecture, exhibition featiring images of Chicago and the Art Institute; The Architecture Society, Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard, Seymour H. Persky Fund for Architecture, project funding 77, 169-170, 250

Luis Gonzalez Palma, exhibition 77, 234-235, 250

Lucas Samaras, photography exhibition, donation of the artist's works by Robert and Gayle Greenhill (CT) 77, 234-235, 253


June 1, 1992

Museum's Garden Restaurant named one of the top of ten outdoor restaurants by Travel & Leisure magazine; After Hours Jazz program, Ray Bailey Quintet 241-242

Evenings Around Sculpture Court, special program in Roger McCormick Memorial Sculpture Court 243


June 4, 1992

Museum shop, Father's Day gift ideas 244-247


June 20, 1992

1992-1994 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE (248-265)

Greek Islands Embroidered Textiles, exhibition, the Burton Yost Berry Collection 254

A Year for Giving, exhibition series on American printmaking: American Prints 1900-1945, Part I, the Ashcan School, the Harlem Renaissance; American Wood Prints; American Modernist Prints Before 1960, 254

Reflections of Weimar Germany: Portfolios by Beckmann and Corinth, exhibition, acquisition of two sets of lithographs in Prints and Drawings Department 255

Joel Sternfield, exhibition from American Prospects series, promised gift 255

European Architecture and Interiors 1890-1940: Portfolios from Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, exhibition 256, 311

Sitting Pretty: Photographs by Debora Hunter and Sue Packer, exhibition 256

Henri Rousseau's The Dream (1910), The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.; Henri Matisse's Bathers by the River (1916), AIC; paintings on loan, museum exchange 256, 318

Transitions in Form: Modernism and Songye Stool (working title), exhibition, acquisition in the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 257

Pre-Columbian Codices in Facsimile from the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' Collections, complementary show for major exhibition The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes 257, 339

The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes, AIC traveling exhibition, organized by curator of the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Richard Townsend; exhibition venues and catalogue 258, 339-340

Photographs by Rose Mandel, exhibition; the Mandel Collection; Lucia Woods Lindley and Daniel A. Lindley, Jr., acquisition funding 259, 340

Building in New Spain: Contemporary Spanish Architecture, traveling exhibition organized by AIC and The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation Gallery in Madrid, Spain 259, 340

News from a Radiant Future: Soviet Propaganda Porcelain from the Craig and Kay Tuber Collection (Chicago), exhibition 260, 340

What's New: Prague, exhibition, second of What's New series 260

Mexican, Central, and South American Textiles: A Living Legacy, show in conjunction with exhibition The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes 260, 341

Max Klinger's A Glove (working title), exhibition, the German Symbolist Movement 261

Marc Chagall: The Moscow Jewish Theater Murals from The State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow, exhibition 261, 360-362

Magritte, traveling exhibition organized by Hayward Gallery, London, catalogue 261-262

The Moscow Avant-Garde Architecture: 1955-1991, exhibition, guest curator Eugene Asse 262

Constructing the Fair: Platinum Photographs of the World's Columbian Exposition by C. D. Arnold, exhibition from AIC Ryerson and Burnham Libraries holdings, catalogue 262

Thonet Furniture from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Steinfeld, exhibition including textiles from Permanent collection, catalogue 263

Chicago Architecture and Design, 1923-1933: Reconfiguration of an American Metropolis, exhibition, sequel to the 1987-1988 AIC exhibition titled Birth of a Metropolis; installation by Stanley Tigerman, et. al.; curator John Zukowsky, monograph publication 263

Gates of Mystery: The Art of Holy Russia from The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, exhibition of religious icons, medieval textiles, manuscripts, and other objects produced in The Armory of Moscow Kremlin; catalogue 264

Max Ernst: Dada and the Dawn of Surrealism, exhibition catalogue and venues 264-265

Thinking is Form: The Drawings of Joseph Beuys, exhibition organized by Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, N. Y., 265


June 20, 1992

The Samuel R. and Marie Louise Rosenthal Gallery, Collection of Honore Daumier bronzes, promised gift 266

Kraft General Foods Education Center, renovation project, opening dates 266-267


June 23, 1992

Arts and Crafts in Vienna: Furniture Designed by Josef Hoffman, exhibition, the Vienna Secession; included textiles by Hoffman and Carl Czeschka 76, 253, 268

English Silver: Masterpieces by Omar Ramsden from the Vivian and David M. Campbell Collection (Toronto, Canada), exhibition organized by David A. Hanks & Associates, N.Y., and Smithsonian Institution (SITES), curator of European Decorative Arts Department Lynn Springer Roberts 76, 252-253, 268-269


June 29, 1992

American Prints 1900-1960: Recent Gifts to the Permanent Collection, exhibition series featuring the Ashcan School, the American Scene, the Harlem Renaissance, the Work Progress Administration (WPA), et. al.: American Prints Before World War II, American Wood Prints, American Modernist Prints; catalogue published by AIC Department of Prints and Drawings 254, 270-271, 291, 314, 321


June 1992 Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 272-279

Galleries of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Art, renovation and reinstallation, announcement of opening; Department of Museum Education, programs celebrating Asian culture; benefactors 190-194, 272

Master European Paintings from The National Gallery of Ireland: Mantegna to Goya, exhibition organized in cooperation with AIC, exhibition venues and catalogue; remarks by AIC Director and President James N. Wood 179-181, 251, 272-273

From America's Studios: Twelve Contemporary Masters, exhibition of distinguished SAIC alumni, curator of 20th Century Art at AIC Neal Benezra, (at the time appointed as Chief Curator in The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.) 75, 227, 273; correction for exhibition dates 226 ; From America's Studio: Drawing New Conclusion, SAIC complementary show 273


July 17, 1992

Joel Sternfeld, exhibition from American Prospects series; AIC color photography archiving and conservation project 255, 280, 342


July 29, 1992

Museum shop, variety of Chicago travel books, maps and videos; The Sky's The Limit, edited by curator of Architecture Pauline A. Saliga with essays by curator of Architecture Department John Zukowsky and associate director of Museum Education Department Jane H. Clarke; Chicago Architecture 1872-1922, edited by John Zukowsky; AIC periodical Museum Studies (v. 14, no. 1) featuring the history of Museum's architectural structure 281-285


July 1992 Monthly calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 291-298


August 10, 1992

Special AIC publications: Textiles by curator of Textiles Department Christa C. M. Thurman; Asian Art by curator of Chinese Art Elinor Pearlstein, curator of Japanese Art James T. Ulak, and Deborah Del Gais Miller, with introduction by curator of Asian Art Department Dr. Yutaka Mino; Feasting: A Celebration of Food in Art by SAIC professor James Yood; The Ancient Americas: Art of Sacred Landscapes, exhibition catalogue edited by curator of the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Richard F. Townsend; Building in a New Spain: Contemporary Spanish Architecture, exhibition catalogue edited by curator of Architecture Pauline Saliga; News from a Radiant Future: Soviet Propaganda Porcelain from Craig H. and Kay A. Tuber Collection, exhibition catalogue by curator of European Decorative Arts Ian Wardropper, et. al., 299-303


August 19, 1992

Ilya Sandra Perlingieri, professor at San Diego State University, CA, lecture on Renaissance woman artist Sofonisba Anguissola 304-305


August 21, 1992

Museum shop, offerings in conjunction with exhibition The Ancient Americas; exhibition catalogue and monograph titled The Aztecs by Richard Townsend, textiles, jewelry by Don Lucas and Luis Cue, Huichol Indians' masks, Michoacan boxes 306-310


August 1992 Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 311-317

Kraft General Foods Education Center, renovation project, announcement of opening; benefactors; inaugural exhibition titled Art Inside Out; Illustrations by Tomie dePaola, exhibition 266-267, 318, 324


September 1992 Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 318-326


October 1, 1992

Museum shop, bronze bookends newly designed by SAIC faculty member Roy Tijerina depicting Edward Kemeys' Lions (1893), sculptures located at Museum's main entrance; Centennial of AIC architectural structure 327


October 15, 1992

News from a Radiant Future: Soviet Propaganda Porcelain from the Craig and Kay Tuber Collection (Chicago), exhibition, curator of European Decorative Arts Ian Wardropper 260; 332-335, 341; catalogue 302-303

"Skrebneski on Skrebneski", program sponsored by The Community Associates of AIC; discussion and film screening featuring photographer Victor Screbneski; SAIC alumnus 336


October 22, 1992

Gary Snyder poetry reading, hosted by Edward Hirsch 337-338


October 1992 Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 339-348


November 9, 1992

Christa Mayer Thurman, Head of the Department of Textiles, 25 years of work in the Department; $1 million anonymous endowment for curatorial chair named after Mrs. Thurman; comments by AIC Director and President James N. Wood and Chairman of The Board of Trustees Marshall Field; dinner hosted by Chief Executive Officer of Sara Lee Corporation and Chairman of The Committee on Textiles in AIC John H. Bryan; contribution to Textiles acquisition fund from 155 donors 349-351


November 1992 Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 352-359


December 7, 1992

Marc Chagall: The Jewish Theatre Murals from The State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow, exhibition organized by Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in cooperation with Chagall Biblical Message Museum, et. al; group tours and hotel packages 261, 360-362


December 14, 1992

Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, appointed Hispanic Studies Coordinator in the Teacher Services Division of the Department of Museum Education, SAIC faculty member 363-366


December 1992 Monthly Calendar

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 367-374