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Women in Art Institute history

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Yes, it's a man's world. Even in the art world. But women have made contributions of major proportions to both worlds. The Art Institute of Chicago has delved into their archives to highlight eight women who have made indelible marks on the the museum or the school in a new exhibition, Making History: Women of the Art Institute.

Consisting of three curators (Bessie Bennett, Katharine Kuh, and Christa Mayer Thurman), three donors (Kate Buckingham, Annie Swan Coburn, and Margaret Day Blake), one teacher/author (Helen Gardner), and one artist (Georgia O’Keeffe), the exhibition brings back these mostly unknown women who gave so much to the Art Institute in work, patronage, and works of art that have become cornerstones in the collection.

Their stories are told via pieces found in the museum archives and are on view in the Libraries, second room on the right after the Museum Shop.

July 5–September 5, 2011

Ryerson and Burnham Libraries

(Not open for viewing Saturdays and Sundays)

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