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Press Releases from 1993


Press releases from 1993

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

January 1993

Monthly Calendar

Marc Chagall: The Moscow Jewish Theatre Murals from The State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia, 1; exhibition venues; display adjacent to Chagall’s glass panels America Windows, designed in 1977 as a tribute to mayor of Chicago Richard J. Daley in commemoration of the American Bicentennial 24; lecture by author Chaim Potok 33

The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes, exhibition, curator of the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Richard Townsend 1-2, 196

An Irrational Act: Gifts of Surrealist Works on Paper from the Shapiro Collection; AIC Life Trustee Joseph R. Shapiro, gifts 2-3

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 1-4

January 12, 1993

Schedule for African American History Month, workshops and lectures 4-6; Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney, exhibition 4a, 28

January 26, 1993

Chicago’s Dream: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1893-1993, Museum centennial exhibition 7-10, 137-141, 167, 199; exhibition installation in six sections by Stanley Tigerman 7-10; AIC permanent collection 7; the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition 7; the 1913 Armory Show 8; Daniel C. Rich and Carl Schniewind 9; Katharine Kuh 10; AIC Deputy Director Teri J. Edelstein 10; commemorative book by Neil Harris and Sterling Morton 10

Chicago Architecture and Design, 1923-1993: Reconfiguration of an American Metropolis (a sequel to the 1988 exhibition Chicago Architecture, 1872-1922: Birth of a Metropolis), installation by Stanley Tigerman, et. al., catalogue 11-13, 102-103

Museum shop, Valentine’s Day gift ideas 14-18; replicas of valentines from holdings of Prints and Drawings Department featured at Library exhibition titled Cupid’s Inventory 14-15; first American valentine from the Hodge Collection 15; Caithness of Scotland Paperweights; Nick Bantok’s Griffin and Sabine, book in postcards and letters 17

January 28, 1993

Special programs on Korean Art in conjunction with opening of renovated Asian Art Galleries 19-22, 37

February 1993

Monthly Calendar

Helen Levitt, photography exhibition 23, 31-32

American Photographers: Recent Acquisitions, gifts; Reva and David Logan Foundation, Martin Edelson Collection 24

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 25-28

February, 1, 1993

Museum shop, opening of its satellite location at Woodfield Mall designed by Charles Sparks 29-30

February 19, 1993

Lecture series on Helen Levitt photography exhibition 31-32

February 24, 1993

Lecture by author Chaim Potok in conjunction with Chagall’s Theatre Murals exhibition 33

February 26, 1993

Textile Masterpieces from the Permanent collection, exhibition complementing AIC publication Textiles in the Art Institute of Chicago by curator of Textile Department Christa Thurman 34-35

March, 1993

Magritte Retrospective, exhibition venues, ticketing 36

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 36-43

March 19, 1993

Constructing the Fair: Platinum Photographs by C.D. Arnold of the World’s Columbian Exposition, exhibition from Ryerson and Burnham Libraries holdings and AIC publication with essay by Peter Hales; Centennial celebrations 44-49, 77, 84

March 22, 1993

Museum shop, spring holiday gifts featuring Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit 50-52

March 23, 1993

Against the Grain: Bentwood Furniture from the Collection of Fern and Manfred Steinfeld, exhibition and AIC publication 53-54 (98-99)

March 24, 1993

Moscow Avant-Garde Architecture, exhibition, lecture and publication by Eugene Asse (Moscow) 58-59, 66

March 29, 1993

Spring book signing events at Museum Shop and its satellite locations featuring Jerry Pinkney, William Wegman, Derek Walcott, Eric Hebborn, Franz Schulze, John Sanford, Claire Ewart, Helen Lester, Laura Montenegro, Maurice Sendak, Mike Venezia, Arthur Geisert 60-65

April 1993

Monthly Calendar

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 67-72

April 2, 1993

Terry and Jo Harvey Allen, performance art, program sponsored by The Society for Contemporary Art 73-76

April 6, 1993

Fireworks in commemoration of the centennial of the 1893 World’s Fair supported by Hilton Hotels Corporation and Chicago Tribune; gala benefit for Burnham Library of Architecture marking opening of the exhibition titled Constructing the Fair: Platinum Photographs by Charles D. Arnold of the World’s Columbian Exposition; celebration sponsored by The Commercial Club of Chicago, The Friends of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, and Chicago Plan Commission, honorary chairman of the event Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley; special presentation by president of McArthur Foundation Adele Smith Simmons; Daniel H. Burnham’s Plan of Chicago 77-78, 84

April 15, 1993

Correction for the May Monthly Calendar, Victor Sorel lecture 79

April 21, 1993

Museum shop, wedding gift ideas 80-83

May 1993

Monthly Calendar

New Light on Old Masters: Early Italian Paintings in the Permanent collection, Italian Paintings before 1600, exhibition and catalogue 84; exhibition extended 123

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 79, 84-90

May 3, 1993

Japanese Art Festival, program 91-95

May 4, 1993

Government of Japan, funding for restoration of the 13th Century Japanese scrolls from AIC Buckingham Collection; comments by AIC Director and President James N. Wood 96-97

May 14, 1993

Against the Grain: Bentwood Furniture from the Steinfeld Collection, AIC exhibition catalogue by Ghenete Zelleke, et. al.; Bentwood Furniture exhibition and Austrian and German Textile; the Allerton Endowment 98-102

May 28, 1993

Garden Restaurant, Ray Bailey jazz quintet, 13th season at the restaurant, Rob Curtis, classical guitarist 100-101

June 1993

Monthly Calendar

New and continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 102-107

June 1, 1993

Museum Studies, AIC periodical (vol. 19, no. 1) featuring centennial of Museum’s building with essays by Archivist at AIC John W. Smith, assistant archivist Andrew Martinez, et. al.; Daniel C. Rich (Museum director from 1938 to 1958), the 1913 Armory Show; the Arensberg Collection in AIC 108-110

June 18, 1993

Frank Zuccari, appointed Executive Director of the Department of Conservation replacing William R. Leisher; announcement by AIC Director and President James N. Wood 111-112

July 1993

Monthly Calendar

Gates of Mystery: The Art of Holy Russia, exhibition from The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg 113

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 113-118

Loop Architecture Walks sponsored by Chicago Architecture Foundation 115

July 23, 1993

Kraft Education Center, Site and Vision: Rethinking Public Housing, exhibition and project organized in collaboration with DuSable High School students and group of Chicago architects, list of participants; Virginia Gilder, funding 119-120

August 1993

Monthly Calendar

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 124-128

August 16, 1993

Max Ernst: Dada and the Dawn of Surrealism, the artist’s centennial exhibition, catalogue 129-131, 165; related events, lectures 132-135; exhibition venues 155

Matta: The Earth is a Man, exhibition in The New Acquisitions Gallery; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shapiro, gift; portrait of Matta by Max Ernst 136

August 20, 1993

Chicago’s Dream: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1893-1993, exhibition celebrating the Museum’s centennial 7-10, 137-141, 167, 199; events, programs, and symposium 77-78, 84, 142-148Chicago’s Dream: A World’s Treasure, AIC Centennial publication edited by Museum Deputy Director Teri J. Edelstein with historical commentary by Neil Harris of University of Chicago, and concluding remarks by AIC Director and President James N. Wood 149-151Museum Studies (vol. 19, no. 1), AIC periodical documenting AIC histories with essays by John W. Smith and Andrew Martinez of Museum Archives; the Arensberg Collection in AIC 108-110, 152-154

September 1993

Monthly Calendar

Picasso’s Night Fishing at Antibes (1939) loaned by The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., in exchange for exhibition of Joan Miro’s works owned by AIC 155; extended viewing 164

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 155-159

September 3, 1993

1993-1995 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE (160-179)

Pygmalion and The Image, one-painting exhibition, Sir Edward Burne-Jones’s painting loaned by Birmingham Museums and Gallery, England 164, 191

Focus on Fiber Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection, exhibition 166, 190

Sights Unseen: Photographs from the Permanent Collection, exhibition from Photography Discovery Series 166, 197

Michal Rovner: Photographs, AIC catalogue by Sylvia Wolf 166, 191, 198

God is in the Details: Italian Medieval Church Needlework, exhibition; Florentine textiles acquisition 168, 199, 212-214

Glad Tidings of Great Joy: Christmas at the Art Institute, exhibits and publication of Gospels 168, 199; event coordinated by Museum Deputy Director Teri J. Edelstein; remarks by AIC Director and President James N. Wood 215-216

Max Klinger’s A Glove, print portfolio acquisition and exhibition 169, 217; research assistant Jay Clarke of Prints and Drawings Department 223-225

Violent Passions: Edvard Munch and Alban Berg, Chicago’s Lyric Opera production 169

Recent Acquisitions: 20th Century Works on Paper in the Prints and Drawings Department, David Alfaro Siqueros, Francesco Clemente, Richard Hamilton, Marcel Jean 170

Thinking is Form: The Drawings by Joseph Beuys, exhibition venues 171

The Galleries of Ancient Art: Egypt, Greece, Rome, renovation in McKinlock Court Galleries coordinated by Ian Wardropper and John Vinci 172

I Tell My Heart: Horace Pippin, retrospective, exhibition venues 172

John James Audubon’s The Birds of America from The New York Historical Society Collection, exhibition venues 173

Italian Sculpture (1860-1920) from the Gilgore Collection, exhibition 173

Odilon Redon Retrospective, curator Douglas W. Druick, exhibition venues 174

Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Selected Projects, exhibition curated by Peter Buchanan for The Architectural League of New York; installation 174

Goya: Truth and Fantasy, exhibition venues 175

Picasso and the Weeping Women: The Years of Marie-Therese Walter and Dora Marr, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, exhibition venues 175

Karl Friedrich Schinkel, 1781-1841: The Drama of Architecture, exhibition organized by John Zukowsky, Stanley Tigerman, Kurt Foster; catalogue 176

A King’s Feast: French Silver from the Danish Court, exhibition lent by Queen Margaret II of Denmark; exhibition venues 177

Louis Sullivan and the Prairie School, exhibition, curator of Architecture Pauline Saliga 178

Monet Retrospective, curator of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture Department Charles Stuckey 178

Bruce Goff, exhibition, donation of the artist’s archive to Department of Architecture and Ryerson and Burnham Libraries 179

Kraft Center: Art Inside Out, interactive exhibition 179

Kraft Center: Illustrations by Keiko Narahashi 179, 186, 195

September 7, 1993

Hispanic Heritage Month, program 180-181

September 9, 1993

Museum shop, book signing events featuring Luis Rodriguez, David Macaulay, Andrei Codescu, Madison Cox, George Larson, Eric Carle, Susan Sontag, Peter Blake, and Viscount David Linley, son of England’s Princess Margaret 182-185; Festival of Children’s Books, Keiko Narahashi, Mark Strand, events 186

September 12, 1993

Museum shop, featuring Max Ernest exhibition, catalogue, related titles and dadainspired paper products 187-189

October 1993

Monthly Calendar

Grand Illusions, exhibition from Photography Discovery Series 190; Photography exhibitions: Toshio Shibata; Industrial Effects; Milton Rogovin; dates of exhibitions 191

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 190-195

Programs for Hispanic Heritage Month 192

October 12, 1993

Dr. Richard Townsend, curator of the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, awarded at Chicago Latino Cinema Festival for AIC exhibition titled Ancient America: Art from Sacred Landscapes 196

October 18, 1993

Photography exhibitions: Sights Unseen, from Photography Discovery Series; Michal Rovner Retrospective 197-198

November 1993

Monthly Calendar

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 200-205

Chicago Humanities Festival 201

The Museum Centennial Symposium 201

November 2, 1993

3rd Annual Festival of Children’s Books, events, authors, and illustrators 206-208

November 11, 1993

The Pritzker Family $ 1 million endowment for a curatorial chair in the Department of Asian Art as a part of campaign titled The Second Century Fund: Securing Chicago’s Masterpiece; remarks by AIC Director and President James N. Wood; Head of Asian Art Department Dr. Yutaka Mino 209-210

November 16, 1993

Wesley M. Dixon elected Chairman of The Board of Trustees at AIC replacing Marshall Field 211

November 17, 1993

God is in the Details: Exhibition of Italian Medieval Church Needlework 168, 199, 212-214

December 1993

Monthly Calendar

Continuing exhibitions, public programs, and lectures 217-222

Pierre Boulez, lecture and readings, Poetry Center of Chicago 218

December 16, 1993

Max Klinger’s A Glove, print portfolio acquisition, exhibition announcement 169, 217; research assistant Jay Clarke of Prints and Drawings Department 223-225

December 17, 1993

Facts and Fables by Luis Medina Photographer, exhibition extended, catalogue by curator of Photography Department David Travis and Ricardo Pau Llosa 199, 226-228

December 28, 1993

African American History Month, Permanent collection highlights 229-231


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