Skip to Content
Closed today, next open Thursday. Closed today, next open Thursday.

Barbara Crane Collection

A work made of black and white photographic prints and black and white 4" x 5" negatives..

Image actions

  • A work made of black and white photographic prints and black and white 4" x 5" negatives..

Date:

1972-2019

Artist:

Barbara Crane (1928-2019)
Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks

About this artwork

Barbara Crane (1928-2019) graduated from New York University and the Institute of Design at IIT. She has taught photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, exhibited internationally, and has received both NEA grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship. From 1972 to 1979, she was commissioned by the Chicago Commission on Historical and Architectural Landmarks (currently known as the Commission on Chicago Landmarks) to photograph Chicago buildings being evaluated for possible landmark designation. Crane photographed numerous Chicago neighborhoods, capturing many pre-war commercial buildings and residences before the current trend of teardowns and extensive remodelings. The collection is comprised of approximately 1000 black-and-white images of Chicago buildings and neighborhoods, as well as the 4”x 5” negatives used for the prints.

View finding aid.
View selected images from this collection.

Collection access:
Collections may be accessed in the Franke Reading Room of the Research Center at The Art Institute of Chicago, by appointment only. For further information, consult the FAQ.

Finding aids by subject
Browse all finding aids
Browse images and media
Oral histories

Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
(312) 857-7676
archives@artic.edu

Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Barbara Crane (Photographer)

Title

Barbara Crane Collection

Date

Made 1972–2019

Medium

Black and white photographic prints and black and white 4" x 5" negatives.

Dimensions

1 portfolio: H.: 213.4 cm (84 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Cohen and Jennifer Crane, 1999.

Reference Number

1999.1

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share