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1998 News Releases

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January 1998

Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 1-6

On the Road to Italy: Early Paintings by Dutch Renaissance Master Jan Scorel, exhibition 1

Public programs, descriptions and changes 2

Elderhostel, educational travel program for senior citizens 4, 17, 71

Programs for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 5


January 4, 1998

Women in Chicago Architecture, exhibition organized by AIC curator of Architecture Martha Thorne in collaboration with Chicago Women in Architecture 7-8

Love's Messenger: Tokens of Affection in the Victorian Age, gift box and book, replicas of Victorian valentines from Museum's holdings, text by Debra N. Mancoff 9-10


February 1998

Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibition, public programs, and lectures 11-19

Baule: African Art / Western Eyes, exhibition 11, 31-34, 71

Bernini's Rome: Italian Baroque Terracotta from The State Hermitage, Russia; the Abbot Farsetti Collection 11

Images in Motion: Social Issues in Visual Art and Contemporary Dance, lecture series featuring David Rousseve of REALITY company, N.Y.; slide commentary on Museum's holdings by SAIC professor James Elkins 16


February 6, 1998

Japan 2000: Architecture for the Japanese Public, first installment of year-long exhibition series organized by AIC and The Japan Foundation; curator of Architecture Department John Zukowsky and guest curator Naomi R. Pollock; installation by Hiroshi Ariyama; lecture; funding 20-22, 37


February 11, 1998

Bernini's Rome: Italian Baroque Terracottas from The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia, exhibition; the Farsetti Collection; curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, and Ancient Art Department Ian Wardropper; catalogue; funding 23-28; related events 29-30

Museum shop featuring Baule: African Art/ Western Eyes exhibition, catalogue, books and handcrafted items 31-34


February 20, 1998

Behind the Lions: a Family Guide to The Art Institute of Chicago, AIC publication for children and families with text by Steve Danzis and illustrations by David Lee Csicsko; book presentation 35-36, 38


March 1998

Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 37-43

Japan 2000, architecture exhibition series in three installments: Architecture for Japanese Public; Design for Japanese Public; Kisho Kurokawa 37

Stairs and Elevators: The Ups and Downs of Architecture, exhibition of Chicago architectural firms 37

Kraft Education Center: Behind the Lions: Illustrations by David Csicsko, exhibition 38


March 31, 1998

Lake Front Millennium Project, Planned Development application for museum expansion over the train tracks; request for approval from City Plan Commission; statement by AIC Director and President James N. Wood 44-45

Museum shop, spring book events featuring photographer Danny Lyon and historian and filmmaker Michael Wood (PBS series) 46-47, 74


April 1998

Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 49-54

Gift, Bequest, and Purchase: A Selection of Textile Acquisitions from 1993-1997, exhibition 49


April 10, 1998

Constant Troyon's The Marsh: Precursor to Impressionism, exhibition 55-55r, 68

Meissen and Beyond: 18th Century European Porcelain from the Grober Collection, exhibition; the Grobers's long-term loan to Museum (1989) and endowment for Decorative Arts galleries (1992); works on view 56-57, 68

Museum shop (including satellite locations), special trunk shows: Vessel Amber Jewelry, Judith Jack Marcasite Jewelry, Limoges, Russian Lacquer 58-60


April 15, 1998

Gift, Bequest, and Purchase: A Selection of Textile Acquisitions from 1993-1997, exhibition, works on view 49, 61-65

The Pocket-Guide to the AIC, foreign-language editions 66-67


May 1998

Monthly Calendar

A New Campus Center: The IIT Competition Results, exhibition of works submitted for The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation International Design Competition 68

All Around the House: Photographs of American Jewish Communal Life by Jay Wolke, exhibition 69, 79-84

A Measure of Nature: Landscape Photographs from the Permanent Collection, exhibition 69

Artist's Lithographs: A Bicentennial Celebration, exhibition marking 200th anniversary since the invention of lithographic printing technique 69, 88-89


May 1, 1998

Garden Restaurant, opening, Jazz in the Garden, 18th season of Ray Bailey Quintet 77-77r

9th Annual Schiff Foundation fellowship for Architecture Award presented by AIC Department of Architecture; prize-winner John Joyce; jury 78-78r


May 6, 1998

All Around the House: Photographs of American Jewish Communal Life, exhibition catalogue by Joel Snyder of University of Chicago with preface by curator of AIC Photography Department David Travis 79-81; exhibition project by Chicago-based photographer and coordinator of Documentary Photography Graduate Studies at the Institute of Design (IIT) Jay Wolke 69, 82-84

Songs on Stone: James McNeill Whistler and the Art of Lithography, exhibition, installation conceived by curator of Prints and Drawings Martha Tedeschi and designed by John Vinci and Ward Miller of Vinci/Hamp Architects; overview by rooms 85-86; venue in The National Gallery of Canada; The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, two-volume catalogue, AIC publication edited and written by Martha Tedeschi and Harriet Stratis, with contributions by Nesta Spink, Britt Salvesen, Katharine Lochnan, Nicholas Smale, and Kevin Sharp; The Mansfield-Whittemore-Crown Collection of Whistler's lithographs on long-term loan at AIC placed by The Arie and Ida Crown Memorial(1983), grant for the publication; New Light on James McNeill Whistler, symposium 90-96, 98

Artists' Lithographs: A Bicentennial Celebration, exhibition concurrent with James McNeill Whistler retrospective; the 200th anniversary of the invention of lithography 69, 88-89


June 1998

Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 98-110

Japan 2000: Design for the Japanese Public, second exhibition of the series; industrial design 98

Kraft Center, Drawing on Stone: The Art of Lithography, exhibition and workshop 99

Kraft Center, Family and Friends: Picture Book from Studio Goodwin Sturges, Boston, MA, exhibition 99


July 1998

Monthly Calendar

Suggested museum admission fees increase; announcement of regular hours of operation on holidays (with exception to Christmas and Thanksgiving Day) 105

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 105-110


July 1, 1998

3rd Annual Kaleidoscope: a Family Day, free admission and programs made possible by Lila Wallace-Reader Digest Fund and The Allstate Foundation 111-114r


July 8, 1998

Pass It On: Celebrating Families, exhibition, highlights of the show and events 113-114r


August 3, 1998

1998-1999 TEXTILE EXHIBITION SCHEDULE (115-115r)

Revival and Reform: A Growing 19th Century Textile Collection, exhibition, curator of Textile Department Christa C. Thurman 115

20th Century Textile Artist, exhibition, curator of Textile Department Christa C. Thurman 115r

Ikat: Splendid Silks from Central Asia, exhibition featuring the 1997 George Wittenborn Memorial award-winning catalogue Ikat: Silks of Central Asia: the Guido Goldman Collection by Kate FitzGibbon and Andrew Hale; AIC installation coordinated by curator of Textiles Department Christa C. Thurman 115r


August 3, 1998

1998-1999 PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION SCHEDULE (116-118)

In Place of Prairie: Photographs by Terry Evans, exhibition organized in cooperation with the Open Lands Project, curator of Photography Department David Travis 116

Julia Margaret Cameron's Women, exhibition, curator of Photography Sylvia Wolf; catalogue and venues 117

River of Color: The India of Raghubir Singh, exhibition, curator of Photography Department David Travis; related publication 118

Yasuhiro Ishimoto: A Tale of Two Cities, exhibition of street photography including works from Ishimoto's books Someday, Somewhere (1958) and Chicago, Chicago (1969); AIC exhibition publication by curator of Photography Colin Westerbeck with contributions by Arata Isozaki and Fuminori Yokoe 118


August 3, 1998

1998-1999 ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION SCHEDULE (119-121)

Architecture for Children, exhibition from two-year series on projects by Chicago architects, curated by Martha Thorne 119

Japan 2000: Kisho Kurokawa, international exhibition from Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); Chicago showing coordinated by curator of Architecture Department John R. Zukowsky; final installment of Japan: 2000 exhibition series; Kisho Kurokawa: From the Age of Machine to the Age of Life, catalogue edited by Dennis Sharp 119

The Plan of Chicago, exhibition commemorating the 90th anniversary since publication of Plan of Chicago rendered by Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett; curator of Architecture Department John R. Zukowsky 120

The Pritzker Architecture Prize: 1979-1999, exhibition of works by prize winners: Philip Johnson, James Stirling, Hans Hollein, Richard Meier, Kenzo Tange, Frank Gehry, and Robert Venturi; curator of Architecture Martha Thorne, catalogue 121


August 3, 1998

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS FOR 1998-1999 (122-128)

Ancient West Mexico: Art of the Unknown Past, exhibition, curator of African and Amerindian Art Department Richard Townsend, catalogue 123; symposium 148

Julia Margaret Cameron's Women, exhibition, curator of Photography Sylvia Wolf, catalogue and venues 117, 123-124

Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman, exhibition, curator of American Arts Department Judith A. Barter, catalogue and venues 124-125, 132-133, 141-145, 168

Japan 2000: Kisho Kurokawa, international exhibition from Royal Institute of British Architects; Chicago showing curated by John R. Zukowsky; catalogue 125, 147

Revival and Reform: A Growing 19th Century Textile Collection, exhibition, curator of Textile Department Christa C. Thurman 125

Masterpieces from Central Africa: Selections from the Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren; Chicago showing coordinated by curator of African Art Kathleen Bickford; catalogue 126, 186

Gustave Moreau, exhibition organized by AIC, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y., and Reunion des Musees Nationaux, Paris; curator of European Painting Larry J. Feinberg and curator of European Painting and Prints and Drawings Departments Douglas Druick 127

Land of the Winged Horseman: Art in Poland, 1571-1764, traveling exhibition from museums of Warsaw and Krakow, Poland, organized by Art Services International and Walter Art Gallery, Baltimore; Chicago showing coordinated by curator of European Decorative Arts Department Ian Wardropper 127


September 12, 1998

In Place of Prairie: Photographs by Terry Evans, exhibition in celebration of 35th anniversary of the Open Lands Project 131


September 22, 1998

Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman, AIC exhibition catalogue with essays by Judith A. Barter, Andrew J. Walker, Kevin Sharp, Harriet K. Stratis, Erica E. Hirshler, George T.M. Shackelford; exhibition and catalogue made possible by Sara Lee Corporation and Henry Luce Foundation 132-133

American Arts in The Art Institute of Chicago: From Colonial Times to World War I, AIC publication with essays by Judith A. Barter, Kimberly Rhodes, Seth A. Thayer and Andrew J. Walker; research on American Arts collections and acquisitions 135-136

Museum shop, featuring Mary Cassatt retrospective 137-140

Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman, exhibition organized by AIC and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; curator of American Arts Department Judith A. Barter; catalogue and venues; Cassatt's Modern Women mural for the 1893 Columbian Exposition and prints acquired by Bertha Honore Palmer 141-145; ticketing 146; Chamber Music Series, The Chicago Symphony 167


October 1998

Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 146-154

Kraft Center, Fairy Tales and Other Stories: Illustrations by Paul O. Zelinsky, exhibition including book awarded the 1998 Caldecott Medal 147


October 15, 1998

Japan 2000: Kisho Kurokawa, final installment of the series; international exhibition organized by the Kisho Kurokawa Retrospective Committee and circulated by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); AIC showing coordinated by curator of Architecture Department John R. Zukowsky; catalogue 20-22, 37, 119, 125, 147, 155-158


October 30, 1998

Museum shop, Trunk Shows, Twilight Shopping, and annual Festival of Children's Books; Charles Martine Limoges, Caithness Paperweight signing event, Dale Tiffany Lamp Promotion, Judith Jack Marcasite Jewelry, Vessel International Amber, Blenko Glass signing event, Ala Jaron Jewelry 156-163


October 1998

Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 164-170

Woman as Artist and Subject: Mary Cassatt, Julia Margaret Cameron, and 19th Century Art and Culture, symposium 168


November 5, 1998

Holiday family programs and lectures, 7th Annual Wreathing of the Lions, event at Museum main entrance; caroling on the Grand Staircase: Songs for the Season; Dine with Dickens; Holiday Treasures and Tea; Holly Days 168, 171-175


November 6, 1998

8th Annual Fall Festival of Children's Books 176-179


November 13, 1998

Museum shop, merchandise for Holiday season, Twilight Shopping, Trunk Shows 180-182

(Un)Conscious Articulations: Fifty Drawings by Arturo Herrera, works on paper from Susan and Lewis Manilow Collection (Chicago); exhibition curated by Raymond Hernandes-Duran, MacArthur Fellow in the Department of Prints and Drawings 183-185


December 1998

Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures. Kraft Education Center 186-192


December 8, 1998

"ODADAA!", concert by Ghanaian musicians and dancers for the opening of exhibition titled Masterpieces from Central Africa: Selections from the Royal Belgian Museum, Tervuren 193-194


December 11, 1998

Masterpieces from Central Africa: Selections from the Royal Belgian Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, final US venue of the international exhibition coordinated by The Tribal Art Center, Basel, Switzerland; catalogue and events 126, 186, 193-201, 204-207

Gifts of Lifetime: Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Dorothy Braude Edinburg, exhibition of partial and promised gifts to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection in AIC; curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings Suzanne Folds McCullagh 186, 202-203


December 28, 1998

Museum shop featuring exhibition Masterpieces from Central Africa, Belgian Royal Museum, Tervuren; related titles and handcrafted items 204-207