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“What Vincent Saw” at The Ryerson & Burnham Library

Ryerson & Burnham Library Reading Room, Art Institute of Chicago. Photo Toby zur Loye In 1950, the Art Institute of Chicago staged an ambitious Vincent Van Gogh exhibition.  With over ninety percent of the paintings being shown in the United States for the first time, the retrospective was a great success, also traveling to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  In the years since that... 

The Art Institute at the Time of the 1913 Armory Show

The Art Institute at the Time of the 1913 Armory Show
In February 1913, the International Exhibition of Modern Art opened to the American public, and crowds of curious viewers flocked to the New York 69th Regiment Armory building for the chance to see contemporary artwork from the European and American avant-garde.  The exhibition, also known as the Armory Show, was the first major, coordinated effort to exhibit Cubist, Futurist, Fauvist, and Post-Impressionist art... 
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