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  • 1 day 4 hours ago
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    Mary Cassatt was the only American artist to exhibit with the original Impressionist group. This sensitive portrayal of a mother and child reflects the most advanced 19th-century ideas about raising children. Scientists and physicians of the day encouraged mothers (instead of wet nurses and nannies) to care for their children and to include regular bathing in their hygiene practices to prevent disease. #5WomenArtists See three paintings by Mary Cassatt now on view: http://bit.ly/2nl9Z68 Image: [Now on view in Gallery 273] Mary Cassatt. The Child's Bath, 1893. Robert A. Waller Fund.
  • 1 day 6 hours ago
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    NEW ON VIEW—Tsugouharu Foujita, a Japanese–born artist who moved to France in 1913, depicts Emily Crane Chadbourne in this remarkable portrait, back on view for the first time since the opening of the Modern Wing. Chadbourne was the grandniece of Martin Ryerson—one of the Art Institute’s single greatest donors—and a generous benefactor to the museum in her own right. Chadbourne moved to Europe in the early 1900s, where she collected works from some of the greatest avant-garde artists of the time, including Gauguin and Matisse, as well as objects from China, Japan, and India. She would eventually give hundreds of works to the Art Institute, including this portrait by Foujita. See Tsugouharu Foujita’s Portrait of Emily Crane Chadbourne (1922) on view in Gallery 394. Image: Tsugouharu Foujita. Portrait of Emily Crane Chadbourne, 1922. Gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.
  • 1 day 8 hours ago
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    APRIL 21—Join us for After Dark in the Modern Wing! Check out the new exhibition Go with special tours and late-night access. And catch live performances by Monakr and Mano. TICKETS—http://bit.ly/2nP3lTP Must be 21+. Hosted by The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago.