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Press Releases from 1984


Press releases from 1984

To obtain the full text of any news releases in this index, please contact the Institutional Archives at or (312) 443-4777.

January 16, 1984

American Art During the Great Depression, lecture series in conjunction with exhibition titled Grant Wood: The Regionalist Vision, workshop for school teachers 196

The Art of Tribes and Early Kingdoms: Selections from Chicago Collections, exhibition, curator of the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Richard F. Townsend, catalogue 197-198

January 17, 1984

Eleanor: Photographs by Harry Callahan, exhibition and Callahan’s film presentation; curator of Photography Department David Travis, exhibition venues 199-200

January 26, 1984

Sevres and Worcester Porcelain from a Chicago Private Collection, exhibition curator Timothy Rigdon; comments by curator of European Decorative Arts Department Lynn Springer Roberts 201-202

February 8, 1984

Tokens of a Friendship: Miniature Watercolors by William Trost Richards from Richard and Gloria Manney Collection, exhibition organized by The Brooklyn Museum, N.Y.; AIC showing coordinated by Esther Sparks; the artist’s patron George Whitney; catalogue 203-205

February 29, 1984

Chicago and New York: More than a Century of Architectural Interaction, exhibition sponsored by AIC and New York Historical Society; curator of Architecture Department John Zukowsky, exhibition venues and catalogue 208-209, 240

March 2, 1984

New Photomontage, exhibition curated by Julia Nelson, intern in Photography Department 210

March 5, 1984

Photographs by Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski, exhibition organized in cooperation with G. N. Dalsheimer Gallery (Baltimore) by curator of Photography Department David Travis, related publication 211

March 7, 1984

“Hooked” Rugs from the Permanent Collection, curator of Textiles Department Christa Thurman 212

March 15, 1984

80th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, participants 213-215, 217-218

March 16, 1984

Art Today, lecture series featuring artist Margo Hoff and AIC consulting curator Charles F. Stuckey 216

March 21, 1984

80th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, prize-winners 217-218

March 26, 1984

The Campaign for Chicago’s Masterpiece, announcement by AIC Chairman Arthur W. Schultz and comments by AIC Director James N. Wood; Museum curatorial chairs endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Field, Mrs. Eloise Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Brooks McCormick, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Searle, and Frederick Henry Prince Testamentary Trust 219-220

April 4, 1984

Bequest of Sigmund Edelstone (Chicago), acquisition of works by Hans Hoffman, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline; comments by AIC Director James N. Wood and Curator of 20th Century Art Department A. James Speyer 221-222

April 9, 1984

Kathleen Walsh, coordinator of Teacher Services at AIC, received the Western Region Museum Educator of the Year Award 223

April 16, 1984

Shin Hanga: 20th Century Prints in the Ukiyo-e Tradition, exhibition of modern Japanese prints, curated by Osamu Ueda and Louise Virgin of Oriental and Classical Art Department 224

April 18, 1984

Dr. Yutaka Mino, appointed Curator of Chinese and Japanese Art; Osamu Ueda named Keeper of the Clarence Buckingham Collection of Japanese woodblock prints; Mrs. Robert B. Mayer endowment; comments by curator of Oriental and Classical Art Department Jack V. Sewell 225-226

April 27, 1984

Michael Hurson: Drawings 1969-1983, exhibition organized by The Clocktower, Institute for Art and Urban Resources in New York; AIC showing coordinated by curator of Prints and Drawings Esther Sparks, catalogue 227-228

May 4, 1984

Franz Kupka’s Reminiscence of a Cathedral, acquisition, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Randall Shapiro; comments by AIC Director James N. Wood 229-230

May 14, 1984

20th Birthday of The Junior Museum, celebrations, family programs and workshops 231-233

May 18, 1984

The Art of the European Goldsmith: Silver from the Schroder Collection, exhibition organized by The American Federation of the Arts, Chicago showing directed by curator of European Decorative Arts Department Lynn Springer Roberts, exhibition venues and catalogue 234-236

May 23, 1984

Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin’s self-portrait, acquisition made possible by Clarence Buckingham Collection and the Harold Joachim Memorial Fund, purchase 237-238

May 31, 1984

The Campaign for Chicago’s Masterpiece, grants and contributions designated for Department of Architecture; The Graham Foundation, Benefactors of Architecture program; comments by Department curator John Zukowsky 239-240

June 4, 1984

Garden Restaurant, summer program 241

June 6, 1984

Light of Asia: Buddha Sakyamuni in Asian Art, exhibition venues and catalogue by guest curator Dr. Pratapaditya Pal; related programs 242-247

June 13, 1984

Graceland and the South: Photographs by William Eggleston, traveling exhibition featuring photographs of Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis, from Middendorf Gallery in Washington, D.C.; AIC showing coordinated by curator of Photography Deborah Frumkin 248-251

June 18, 1984

Shijo Surimono: Poetic Celebrative Prints by Shijo School Masters of the 19th Century, exhibition curators Osami Ueda and Louise Virgin of Oriental Art Department 250-251

June 20, 1985

39th Exhibition of the Society for Contemporary Art, featuring Dutch artist Ger van Elk, related publication by Anne Rorimer of 20th Century Art Department, exhibition checklist252-253

June 22, 1984

20th Century Drawings from the Permanent Collection: Part I & II, survey of drawings acquired by Dr. Harold Joachim during his tenure in the Department of Prints and Drawings, exhibition organized by curator of Union League Club’s art collection Robert Glauber 254

June, 28, 1984

Degas, exhibition, curated by Richard R. Brettell and Suzanne Folds McCullagh, installation by Florian-Wierzbowsky Architects, publication 205-207, 255-257

July 2, 1984

Degas: Craftsman of the Planned Moment, subscription lecture series in conjunction with Degas exhibition, associate director of adult Programs in the Department of Museum Education George P. Schneider 1-2

July 5, 1984

Eileen Harakal, appointed Director of Public Affairs at AIC; announcement by Vice President for Development and Public Relations Larry Ter Molen; first national public affair program for Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES) 3-4

July 9, 1984

Degas’s 150th Birthday, gala celebration and exhibition opening, benefit for The Campaign for Chicago’s Masterpiece, restoration of Museum’s glass roof 5

July 12, 1984

Degas exhibition, special programs and symposium 6-8

July 16, 1984

Degas’s Contemporaries and Friends, exhibit complementing major Degas exhibition, curator of Prints and Drawings Suzanne Folds McCullagh 9

July 23, 1984

Pick a Pattern, textile symposium in conjunction with Paper Designs Exhibition, New York textile designer Jack L. Larsen, curator of Textile Department Christa Thurman; The Warner Company, Chicago 10-13

Textile Paper Designs, Sample and Pattern Books, Woodblocks and Tools from the Permanent Collection, exhibition; Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland gifts; Miss Elinor Merrel Collection (New York); Mr. and Mrs. John V. Farwell (Chicago), pending gifts 10-13

Suggested admission fee increase 14

August 1, 1984

Playboy Enterprises Inc., transfer of Chicago Playboy Mansion to SAIC; Playboy President and Chief Operating Officer Christie Hefner; Chairman of AIC Board of Trustees Arthur W. Schultz; President of SAIC Neil J. Hoffman; building named Hefner Hall; purchase of the South addition 15-16

August 7, 1984

The Regenstein Foundation, grant in memory of Helen A. Regenstein for construction of exhibition center in Museum’s new South Wing; The Campaign for Chicago’s Masterpiece, comments by Campaign chairman Mr. Marshall Field; Regenstein Hall, Hammond Beeby & Babka Architects 17-19

August 13, 1984

Recent Acquisitions: Photographs, exhibition; gifts of The Photographic Society and support from Illinois Art Council; acquisition of David Hockney’s photo collage, other purchases; Photographs by Terry Husebye, exhibition curated by Nancy Hamel of Photography Department 20-21

August 20, 1984

Degas symposium in conjunction with Degas exhibition, curators Suzanne Folds McCullagh and Richard R. Brettell; Allan McNab Memorial Lecture, Samuel A. Marx Memorial Lecture 22-23

August 23, 1984

1984 Chicago Chapter American Institute of Architects (AIA) Awards Exhibition, Part I; Honor and Intimacy: Architectural drawings by AIA Medallists, 1907-1983, Part II; exhibitions and symposium, grant from Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Foundation; prize-winners, related events; Thomas J. and Mary E. Eyerman Foundation 24-27

August 31, 1984

Museum renovation and construction, Capital Campaign for Chicago’s Masterpiece, gallery closings and relocations of the collections; scale model of original building 28-29

Dr. Douglas Wesley Druick, appointed Curator of Prints and Drawings Department replacing Dr. Harold Joachim; the Frederick Henry Prince Testamentary Trust curatorial chair endowment; announcement by AIC Director James N. Wood 30

September 10, 1984

A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape, exhibition, part of the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival in Los Angeles; AIC venue, announcement, ticket information; curator Richard R. Brettell, catalogue; installation by Florian-Wierzbowski Architects; Photographs by Stephen Shore of Giverny Gardens, related exhibition 32-40; special program and symposium schedule 41-44; French Landscape Drawings exhibition complementing the major show 45-46; Museum shop featuring exhibition 52-54

September 12, 1984

A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape, exhibition organized by AIC, Los Angeles County Museum, and Reunion des Musees Nationaux, France; related shows and public programs 35-40

September 17, 1984

A Day in the Country, Impressionism and the French Landscape, exhibition, special programs and symposium 41-44

September 20, 1984

French Landscape Drawings, exhibition in Helen Regenstein Gallery, curator of Prints and Drawings Suzanne Folds McCullagh; Seurat’s study for A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte from Helen Birch Bartlett Collection, exhibited 45-46

Architecture in Context: Paul Schweikher and William Deknatel, The Avant-Garde in Chicago’s Suburbs, exhibition brochure and lectures; 100 Chicago Architects 1920-1970, oral and video history recording project of Department of Architecture 47-48

September 25, 1984

Nancy L. Brenner, appointed Executive Director of Marketing; announcement by AIC President E. Laurence Chalmers, Jr.; remarks by Chairman of The Board of Trustees Arthur W. Schultz 49-50

October 4, 1984

“Lion Cubs” event at the AIC main entrance, Kemeys’s bronze lions adorned with Chicago Cubs baseball caps custom made by Carol Terry of Ryerson Library; presentation by AIC president E. Laurence Chalmers, Jr., 51

October 18, 1984

Museum shop featuring exhibition A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape 52-54

November 29, 1984

Eva Zeisel: Designer for Industry, retrospective organized by Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal and Smithsonian Institution (SITES); AIC showing coordinated by curator of European Decorative Arts Department Lynn Springer Roberts; catalogue 55-57, 64-65

December 8, 1984

Department of Museum Education: A Survey of Western Art, lecture and gallery walks, schedule 58-59

December 10, 1984

Free admission day changed from Thursday to Tuesday; suggested admission fee policy (1970), 60-61

Andre Kertesz: Of Paris and New York, exhibition organized by curator of Photography Department David Travis in collaboration with Weston Naef, curator at Getty Museum; venue in The Metropolitan Museum, catalogue 62-63, 67, 99, 115-118, press preview 122


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