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From the Director

Dear Member, As we approach the holiday season and the end of 2012, we have much to be grateful for—particularly your ongoing support for our collections, exhibitions, and programs. Thanks to you, we have had a banner year at the Art Institute that included our highest-attended exhibition in a decade, Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, which nearly 350,000 people visited over the summer. You may remember that one of the signature works in the exhibition was Lichtenstein’s 1988 take on Laocoön, a figure from Greek and Roman mythology. And it is this wellspring of Western art that we will be celebrating in November with the opening of Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art. These new galleries now house the museum’s permanent collection, 150 loaned works from private collections and museums around the world, and a featured presentation of 51 extraordinary Byzantine treasures lent by the British Museum. Situated in McKinlock Court, at the crossroads of the museum, the galleries serve as a vital connection to the collections that surround them and are inspired by them. To the south visitors can find American neoclassical sculpture

in the Rice Building, which reframed the political and aesthetic ideals of the classical past for the construction of the new American nation. To the east, the glowing surfaces of Adler and Sullivan’s Stock Exchange Trading Room recall the glimmering gold mosaics of famous Byzantine churches. To the west, the galleries devoted to the art of India include sculptures from the ancient kingdom of Gandhara— today parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan—that display the classical influence carried east by Alexander the Great. And to the north, the Modern Wing and its collections are a testament to the endurance of classical proportions, the relevance of mythological themes and their investigations into human behavior, and the continued appeal of schematic sculptural forms to artists working today. We hope to see you in early November for this auspicious occasion.

Douglas Druick President and Eloise W. Martin Director


Table of Contents november / december 2012: volume 11

exhibitions

The Chicago Park District generously supports all activities at the Art Institute of Chicago. The museum receives general operating support from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and a CityArts IV grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The Art Institute of Chicago is grateful for the generous support of its members and donors.

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Major funding for educational programming is provided by JPMorgan Chase. Additional support is provided by the Brinson Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation. Major funding for ongoing Museum Education programs is provided by the Siragusa Foundation, the Dr. Scholl Foundation, and the Polk Bros. Foundation. Additional support for Museum Education programs is provided by the Barker Welfare Foundation, the Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation, and the A&T Vivasis Philanthropic Fund.

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Of Gods and Glamour: the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art................ 8 Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum...................................... 1 2 Material Translations: Japanese Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago............................ 14 When Collecting Was New: Photographs from the Robert A. Taub Collection. . ..... 14

Calendar and Highlights home for the Holidays................................................................. 16 Program and event Highlights............................................... 18 Calendar . . ........................................................................................... 20 Just for Members ............................................................................. 24 Member Travel .................................................................................. 26 Family Program Highlights....................................................... 28 Affiliate Group Events .. ............................................................... 30

Behind the Scenes News....................................................................................................... 31 Supporting the Mission............................................................... 32

plan your visit shopping and dining..................................................................... 35 general information.................................................................... 3 6

member relations (312) 499-4111

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COVER: Portrait Bust of a Woman, Antonine Period, 140/50 a.d. Roman. Restricted gifts of the Antiquarian Society in honor of Ian Wardropper, the Classical Art Society, Mr. and Mrs. Isak V. Gerson, James and Bonnie Pritchard, and Mrs. Hugo Sonnenschein; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bro Fund; Katherine K. Adler, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alexander in honor of Ian Wardropper, David Earle III, William A. and Renda H. Lederer Family, Chester D. Tripp, and Jane B. Tripp endowments. Photo by Erika Dufour.


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Exhibition Schedule

Clockwise from left: Reliquary of St. Menas. 6th century. Byzantine, Egypt, Alexandria. Lent by the British Museum, 1879,1220.1. © Trustees of the British Museum; Hito Steyerl. Still from Lovely Andrea, 2007. Contemporary Art Discretionary and Wilson L. Mead Funds. © Hito Steyerl. Courtesy of Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam; Jan Groover. Untitled, 1979. Gift of Robert A. Taub. © Jan Groover.

OPENING focus: Hito Steyerl November 1–January 27 Galleries 182–184, 186, and 295

The 28th installment of the Art Institute’s focus series presents six works by German artist Hito Steyerl, whose practice combines experimental film, auteur cinema, documentary, and video art. See page 13.

Material Translations: Japanese Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago November 3–April 7 Gallery 109

Commemorating the 25th year of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Fashion Resource Center, this exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Department of Asian Art, features 10 innovative Japanese garments from 1983 through 2006 by designers such as Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, and Issey Miyake. See page 14.

Of Gods and Glamour OPening November 11 Galleries 150–154 Catalogue Available

With over 550 works from 4,000 years of artistic achievement, the inaugural display in the new Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art presents the origins and early development of Western art from the third millennium b.c. to the time of the great Byzantine Empire. See page 8.

Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum November 11–August 25 Gallery 154

Part of the opening celebration of the Mary and Michael 6

Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, this unprecedented loan of over 50 luxurious treasury objects from the British Museum showcases the splendor of wealthy households and important ecclesiastical sites of the great cultural capitals, including Rome, Constantinople, and Alexandria, between 300 and 650 a.d. See page 12.

Picturing Poetry November 17–May 12 Ryan Education Center

Award-winning picture book artists Carin Berger, R. Gregory Christie, Brian Pinkney, James Rumford, Peter Sís, and Ed Young transform poetry into unique and unexpected illustrations. See page 28.


Recent Acquisitions of Textiles, 2004–2011 December 13–mid-May Galleries 57–59

A celebration of the ongoing collecting activity and strong donor support for the museum’s Department of Textiles, this selection of 42 objects highlights the many diverse textile types associated with Western and Asian cultures.

When Collecting Was New: Photographs from the Robert A. Taub Collection December 15–May 12 Galleries 1–4

Charting the rebirth of an American photo market from the 1960s through the 1980s, this diverse exhibition of more than 100 photographs ranges from works by Julia Margaret Cameron and August Sander to those by Cindy Sherman and NASA. See page 14.

CLOSING The Formation of the Japanese Print Collection at the Art Institute: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School Through November 4 Gallery 107

This exhibition brings together Japanese prints purchased from Wright’s collection, photos of a 1908 Art Institute print exhibition

organized by Wright, and presentation drawings by the architect and his studio that demonstrate a deep appreciation for Japanese prints.

Fabric of a New Nation: American Needlework and Textiles, 1776–1840 Through November 11 Galleries 57–59

Through over 45 bedcovers, coverlets, needlework, printed handkerchiefs, and other household textiles, this exhibition explores the evolution of an American textile tradition.

Film and Photo in New York Through November 25 Galleries 1–4

This exhibition pairs nearly 100 photographs with rarely seen films, all made between the 1920s and the 1950s, offering a compelling glimpse of a pivotal time in the history of New York City as well as photography and film.

ongoing Allen Ruppersberg: No Time Left to Start Again/The B and D of R ’n’ R through January 6 Gallery 188

A sweeping survey of classic American popular music from blues singers of the early 1900s through guitar legends of the 1960s, artist Allen Ruppersberg’s latest piece debuts at the Art Institute.

Steve McQueen through January 6 Regenstein Hall catalogue available

The first American museum survey of the work of Steve McQueen draws on the Art Institute’s substantial collection of the artist’s work—the largest of any museum in the United States—and features 15 installations, including one world premiere.

Rarely Seen Contemporary Works on Paper through January 13 Galleries 124–127

Often selected for private viewings in the Prints and Drawings Study Room, these nearly 100 works on paper, including several works by Ed Ruscha, Carroll Dunham, and Martin Kippenberger, have never or rarely been seen in our galleries.

Blood, Gold, and Fire: Coloring Early German Woodcuts Through February 17 Gallery 202A

Raw colors and burnished gold explode in this selection of the Art Institute’s earliest, boldest, and least-seen devotional woodcuts.

Inside Studio Gang Architects through February 24 Galleries 283–285 Catalogue Available

The first exhibition in the world devoted to the work of Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects offers a unique

studio-like environment that reflects the group’s collaborative, inquiry-based, and research-driven approach.

Danh Vo: We The People (detail) through November 11 Pritzker Garden November 17–April 7 Bluhm Family Terrace

This installation by Vietnamese-born, New York–based artist Danh Vo features reconstructed fragments of the Statue of Liberty.

UPCOMING Picasso and Chicago February 20–May 12 Regenstein Hall

The first major Picasso exhibition organized by the Art Institute in almost 30 years presents over 250 of the finest examples of Picasso’s paintings, sculpture, prints, and drawings that have connected the artist to the city of Chicago since 1913, the year his work was first shown in the United States.

They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910–1950 March 3–June 2 Galleries 182–184

Nearly 80 works by foreignand Southern-born artists explore important social and artistic questions of the early 20th century, when Chicago was transformed by the arrival of thousands of newcomers from Europe, the American South, and Mexico. 7


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Of Gods and Glamour

The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art Opening November 11 Galleries 150–154

This fall, the past returns as over 550 works from 4,000 years of artistic achievement in the Mediterranean region come together in the beautiful new Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art. With over 150 exceptional loans from private collections and public institutions around the world complementing the museum’s own rich holdings, this inaugural display allows the Art Institute to present for the first time the origins and early development of Western art from the dawn of the third millennium b.c. to the time of the great Byzantine Empire. Designed by Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture, the new sunlit galleries encircling McKinlock Court take visitors on a journey through the beginnings of Western art. Opening the installation are the rare Mesopotamian Statuette of a Striding Figure from 3000/2800 b.c. and the sublimely abstracted Statuette of a Female from 2600/2500 b.c., reminders that the rich influences of early Mediterranean art extend back to the highly developed cultures of the ancient Near East and forward into 20thcentury modern art. From these anchors, a chronological display follows—from beautifully decorated Greek vases and the precious metals of the Hellenistic period to Etruscan bronze and terracotta and the opulent décor and realistic portraiture of Rome and finally to Byzantine art and the new aesthetic developed under the growing power of the Christian Church. Completing this magnificent story of early European art—one the Art Institute has not

been able to tell until now—is the very special exhibition, Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum (see page 12), featuring 51 of the finest artworks from its illustrious collection. The Jaharis Galleries’ stunning display of ancient artwork is enriched by two additional resources. One gallery offers insight into the fascinating conservation of the objects on display, while an interactive multimedia program stationed at 16 kiosks throughout the galleries provides information on selected objects, ranging from basic introductory facts to in-depth details on the artworks’ function, form, subject, historical context, technique of manufacture, and relationships to particular people, places, and objects. Also available is a richly illustrated publication, Recasting the Past, authored by Karen Manchester, chair and curator of ancient art, Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art, with an essay by Karen Alexander.

Left: Bust of Athena (detail), c. 2nd century a.d. Roman. Anonymous loan. Photo by Erika Dufour.

RELATED EVENTs Catalogue available Opening Day November 11, 10:30–5:00 Member Lecture November 19 at 2:00 Rubloff Auditorium ■ Reservations required; visit www.artic.edu/memberevents.

Lectures Recasting the Past: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art November 15 at 6:00 Karen Manchester, curator Fullerton Hall Presented with the Classical Art Society

The Art of Christian Devotion in Late Antiquity November 29 at 6:00 Derek Krueger, University of North Carolina, Greensboro Fullerton Hall See page 18.

Exhibition Overview November 30 at 12:00 Karen Manchester, curator Griffin Court Performance: Word Outleaps the World December 13 at 6:00 Fullerton Hall See page 18. 9


Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum November 11—August 25 Gallery 154

The Lycurgus Cup, 4th century a.d. Roman. The Trustees of the British Museum. Purchased from Lord Rothschild with a contribution from the National Art Collection Fund. © Trustees of the British Museum.

RELATED EVENTs Opening Day November 11, 10:30–5:00 Lecture: The Art of Christian Devotion in Late Antiquity November 29 at 6:00 Derek Krueger, University of North Carolina, Greensboro Fullerton Hall See page 18.

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Exhibition Overview January 8 at 12:00 Christina Nielsen, assistant curator Griffin Court

The unveiling of the Jaharis Galleries also celebrates the opening of a special exhibition of more than 50 incomparable works of late Roman and early Byzantine art lent by the British Museum. Comprised of luxurious yet portable items such as silver vessels, carved ivories, and gem-encrusted jewelry, these artworks reflect the splendor of wealthy households and important ecclesiastical sites between 350 and 650 a.d. These centuries saw great shifts in the Roman Empire: Constantinople replaced Rome as the imperial capital, Christianity became the official imperial religion, and Greek eclipsed Latin as the official administrative language. Beautifully illustrating these transitions, the objects in the exhibition were employed in a variety of civic, domestic, and sacred contexts. For example, a gilded silver chest for bathing accessories and perfumed oils that belonged to a Roman noblewoman named Projecta stands as an eloquent witness to the intersection of classical iconography and Christian belief; above the inscription indicating that its owner was indeed a Christian appears a seductive image of the goddess Venus. The gradual stylistic shift from a classical naturalism towards a Byzantine aesthetic can be seen in the Reliquary of St. Menas (see page 6). Carved in ivory during the sixth century and markedly different in style from the earlier objects in the exhibition, the imagery—charged with spiritual import—is more abstract, static, and hieratic. For its part, The Lycurgus Cup (at left) vividly exemplifies the refinement and spectacle of lavish tableware proudly used throughout the late Roman Empire. In a display of technical virtuosity, this cup appears green in reflected light but turns a brilliant red when light is transmitted through it, thanks to the addition of gold and silver particles to the molten glass. Most of the treasures in this exhibition have never before traveled to the United States. The Art Institute is proud to be the sole venue for this special presentation. Major funding is provided by Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly. Additional support is provided by John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe. Generous annual support is also provided by the Exhibitions Trust: Goldman Sachs, Kenneth and Anne Griffin, Thomas and Margot Pritzker, the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation, the Trott Family Foundation, and the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.


focus: Hito Steyerl november 1–January 27 Galleries 182–184, 186, and 295

German artist Hito Steyerl works at the intersection between cinema and visual art, combining elements of experimental film, auteur cinema, documentary, and video art. Trained as an artist and filmmaker in Japan and Germany, Steyerl holds a PhD in philosophy and worked early on in her career with renowned film director Wim Wenders. Over the past decade, she has developed a video art practice that is theoretically informed and politically engaged. Through interviews, appropriated footage, and her own personal image archive, she imaginatively explores the shifting social, political, and economic implications of her subjects. The stories she tells are typified by the labyrinthine connections between people and objects that are revealed to exist across geographical borders and distinct temporalities. These contingent intersections result from conditions of mobility that are variously motivated by personal ties, political commitments, and the global flows of capital. Presented in the Abbott, Stone, and permanent collection galleries, this exhibition—the 28th installment of the focus series—features six works by Steyerl. November (2004) is a self-reflexive video that examines the role of images in the post-revolutionary moment, primarily through the figure of Andrea Wolf, a friend of the artist’s from her teenage years who eventually fought alongside Kurdish rebels. Steyerl tracks the increasingly unstable transformations of Wolf’s image following her death at the hands of the Turkish government. Lovely Andrea (2007) follows the artist’s quest to find a bondage photograph she posed for while in Tokyo as a film student. The film explores ideas of bondage and domination as they extend to selfidentification, popular culture, and politics. In Free Fall (2010) similarly takes on questions of continuous circulation as Steyerl uses the story of a particular Boeing 707 to analyze the social relations enmeshed in processes of production, consumption, destruction, and reuse. Abstract (2012) is a return to the contested narrative of Wolf’s death as it centers on the story of a man who claims to have witnessed her murder while hiding in a cave. The work links cinematic shooting and military warfare, implicating Germany’s role in the operation. Adorno’s Grey (2012)

Hito Steyerl. Still from Adorno’s Grey, 2012. Photo by Leon Kahane. © Hito Steyerl. Courtesy of Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam.

expands outward from an infamous protest that took place during one of philosopher Theodor Adorno’s last lectures in 1969, wherein three female students bared their breasts amid widespread student demonstrations. In her most recent piece, Steyerl turns her focus to the overlapping structures of security and culture. Guards (2012) was shot on location at the Art Institute and features interviews with museum security personnel who have military backgrounds. Intermingled with new and found footage, the interviews explore the officers’ experiences of protecting art and protecting the nation. Ongoing support for focus exhibitions is provided by the Alfred L. McDougal and Nancy Lauter McDougal Fund for Contemporary Art. Annual support is provided by the Exhibitions Trust: Goldman Sachs, Kenneth and Anne Griffin, Thomas and Margot Pritzker, the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation, the Trott Family Foundation, and the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.

RELATED EVENTs Exhibition Overviews November 6 at 12:00 Lisa Dorin, associate curator Griffin Court

January 11 at 12:00 Tracy Parker, curatorial assistant Griffin Court

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Material Translations

Japanese Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago November 3–April 7 Gallery 109

In the 1980s, Japanese designers carried out a momentous redefinition of dress with exciting runway presentations that expressed new philosophical and artistic points of view. In a nod to these groundbreaking explorations and to celebrate the 25th year of the School of the Art Institute’s Fashion Resource Center, the Center and the Department of Asian Art at the Art Institute showcase garments that took the fashion world by storm and brought Japanese designers to the fore. Presented in the museum’s dramatic Ando Gallery, this exhibition provides examples of the most innovative designs from the 1980s through the 2000s, including a leather jacket and skirt ensemble by Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo and recently acquired designs by Jun Takahashi of Undercover. Installation no. 16, a site-specific video projection by artist Jan Tichy, complements the bold fashions on display. Support is provided by Jenner and Block LLP and the Terrence Truax Family.

Designed by Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons. Leather Baseball Mitt Jacket and Coordinate Net, Polyester, and Leather Skirt, 2005. Purchased with Fashion Resource Center funds.

When Collecting Was New

Photographs from the Robert A. Taub Collection December 15–May 12 Galleries 1–4

Robert A. Taub purchased his first photograph, an 1870s image by William Henry Jackson, in 1960. By the 1970s, Taub was collecting regularly, just as a market for photography finally gained footing in the United States. A longstanding member of the Committee on Photography, Taub recently gave the core of his collection—some 200 works—to the Art Institute. When Collecting Was New presents over 100 works from that gift, complemented by selections from the museum’s permanent collection, that together tell the story of photography’s booming popularity and its entry into the art market from the 1960s through the 1980s. The varied presentation focuses on artists from this pivotal time, such as Lee Friedlander, Nicholas Nixon, and Stephen Shore, but also includes works ranging from August Sander portraits to Cindy Sherman’s Film Stills, from iconic images by Ansel Adams to space exploration photographs by NASA. Joe Deal. Untitled (Boulder City), 1974. Gift of Robert A. Taub. © The Estate of Joe Deal. Courtesy of Robert Mann Gallery.

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Home for the Holidays

Whether you are looking for a respite from holiday activities or seeking to entertain visiting relatives, come home to the Art Institute for the holidays. We have a full slate of offerings for you, from rousing choirs to special gallery talks to a mini-tour of our new acquisitions—our holiday gifts to the city. Plus once again the Thorne Miniature Rooms take center stage for the season. Featured last year on NBC’s Today show and one of the Art Institute’s most popular attractions, these absorbing period rooms don specially made holiday finery that showcases historical traditions and offers a window into holiday festivities of the past. New to the decorating tradition this year is the Pennsylvania Dutch (German) room. And, for the first time in 50 years, an original German Rococo room will be displayed. So come in out of the cold and delight in the pleasures of the season with us. 16

Member Workshop: Holiday Thorne Rooms December 8, 2:00–4:00 December 13, 6:00–8:00 ryan education center ✱ ■ $30 Adults and children ages 12 and up

Meet Lindsay Mican Morgan, the caretaker of the Thorne Rooms, and learn about the process of decorating the tiny spaces for the holiday season. Then create your own fanciful Victorian-inspired holiday decoration to deck the halls of your home! Call (312) 499-4111 to make your reservation.

Mrs. James Ward Thorne. E-14: English Drawing Room of the Victorian Period, 1840–70 (detail), c. 1937. Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne.


Celebrate with us throughout the season! Gallery Talks: The Christmas Story

Caroling Tea

December 4 at 12:00 December 21 at 2:00

Stock Exchange Trading Room ■ $20 members; $25 nonmembers; $15 children 12 and under

Gallery 100

This favorite talk returns as lecturer Jeff Nigro brings the oft-told story to life using works of art in the galleries.

21st Annual Wreathing of the Lions November 23 at 10:00 Michigan Avenue Entrance

Start the holidays with a roar as our beloved lions don traditional evergreen wreaths.

Holiday Hot Chocolate begins November 1 member lounge ✱

Stop by the Member Lounge for complimentary hot chocolate this season.

Cooking Demonstration: More Modern Twists on Holiday Classics November 11, 3:00–5:00 Terzo Piano ■ $76.50 members, $85 nonmembers

Spice up your favorite holiday dishes with fresh ideas from the Terzo Piano chefs. For reservations, call (312) 443-8650.

Chicagoland High School Choirs December 3–7 and 10–14 12:00 Grand Staircase and Griffin Court 

Song fills the museum with holiday cheer as area high school choirs sing medleys of carols.

31st Annual Treasure Hunt and Tea Party December 9 10:45, 12:00, or 1:30 (Your choice of times) Modern Wing Entrance ■ $30 members; $35 nonmembers; $15 children (ages 4–10)

Tickets for this popular family event go on sale November 1. Call (877) 3074242, stop by any admission counter, or visit www.museumtix.com.

Luminary Walk and Family Festivities December 13, 5:00–7:00 Lurie Garden and Ryan education Center 

Experience the winter beauty of the Lurie Garden filled with glowing luminary lanterns. Then, warm up in the Ryan Education Center with a drop-in workshop, where you can make your own luminous ornament, and enjoy a family gallery walk at 6:00.

Build Your Own Gingerbread House December 15–16, 11:00–4:00 Millennium Park Room ■ Family of four: $50 members; $60 nonmembers

Create an edible dream home with your family. Call (312) 553-9675 or visit www.artic.edu/calendar to make your reservation.

December 15–16, 2:00–4:00

Join a holiday sing-along while enjoying complimentary snacks and desserts. For reservations, call (312) 553-9675 or visit www.artic.edu/calendar.

Express Talks: Masterpiece of the Day December 17–24 and 26–31 12:00 Gallery 100 or Griffin Court

Reconnect with some of the museum’s most iconic artworks at these 30-minute noontime gallery talks. See the calendar on pages 22–23 for featured artworks and meeting places.

Family Festival: Holly Days December 27–30 Drop in 10:30–3:00 Ryan Education Center

Visit the exhibition Picturing Poetry; then create an illustration of your own poem. Stop by the Little Studio, an activity space designed for our youngest visitors (ages 3–5); take a guided family gallery walk; and on December 27 only, meet the Art Institute’s mascot, Artie the Lion.

Gift Memberships Wrap up the museum’s world-renowned collection with a gift membership. Free admission, exhibition previews, discounts to the shops and restaurants, access to the Member Lounge, and so much more—it’s the gift that keeps giving all year long. Be sure to purchase your gift by December 9 to ensure holiday delivery. For more gift ideas and special savings at the museum’s shops, see pages 25 and 35.

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Program and Event Highlights Studio Art Class

Seminar

Thursday, November 1 6:00–8:00

Saturday, November 10 10:30–1:00

Ryan Education Center, Studio C ■ $30 Members; $40 nonmembers

Ryan Education Center Classroom 1 ✱ ■ $30 Members

Steve McQueen

Work with layered transparencies to address issues of identity related to the exhibition Steve McQueen.

Lecture

Experimentation and Innovation in American Painting Techniques Thursday, November 1 6:00 Fullerton Hall

Lance Mayer and Gay Myers, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, review techniques and materials used by colonial artists. Presented with the Terra Foundation for American Art

Steve McQueen

Explore the British artist’s moving-image works and films through viewings, discussion, and activities.

Gallery Talk

L’Age Moderne

Saturday, November 17 2:00 Griffin Court

Lecture

In the Name of Science: Westerners Collecting Buddhist Art in Western Tibet—Two Case Studies Thursday, December 6 6:00

Attention, s’il vous plait: L’Age Moderne gallery talk will be conducted en Français.

Fullerton Hall

Lecture

focuses on the 20th-century collecting of Giuseppe Tucci and Walter Koelz.

The Art of Christian Devotion in Late Antiquity

Rob Linrothe, Northwestern University,

Presented with the Asian Art Council

Thursday, November 29 6:00 Fullerton Hall

Derek Krueger, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, explores the role of devotional art during the late Roman and early Byzantine period.

Symposium President’s Lecture 2012

Songs without Words: Tales from America’s Past Thursday, November 8 6:00 Fullerton Hall ■ sold out

Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, discusses works from the Americas featured in his A History of the World in 100 Objects. Presented with the Chicago Humanities Festival

Steve McQueen Friday, November 30 10:30–3:00 Fullerton Hall  ■

National and international scholars explore the work of the renowned movingimage artist and filmmaker. Clockwise from bottom left: Neil MacGregor; Page from a Prajnaparamitasutra with Enshrined Buddha and Monk (detail), 11th/12th century. West Tibet. Frederick and Natalie Gookin and Russell Tyson Endowments; Hubbard Street Dance Chicago dancers Jessica Tong, Jesse Bechard, and Jonathan Fredrickson. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

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Performance

Word Outleaps the World Thursday, December 13 6:00 Fullerton Hall

To celebrate the new Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, dancers and readers interpret literary passages from classical luminaries such as Plotinus, Homer, Sophocles, and Virgil. Presented with the Poetry Foundation and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago


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Devotion in Late Antiquity, Derek Krueger, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. See page 18. fh


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EXPRESS TALKS (30 minutes) Wednesdays at 12:00 Fridays at 2:00 G 100 or GC Highlights Tours Tuesdays at 2:00 Sundays at 12:00 G 100

La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat g 100

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12:00 gallery talk Exhibition

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gallery talks Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 12:00 G 100 or GC

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Family Festivities. See page 17. rec 6:00 workshop Holiday Thorne Rooms. See page 16. REC n $ 6:00 Performance Word

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Woman Descending the 22 Staircase by Richter gc 2:00 modern highlights gc

The Herring Net by Winslow Homer gc 2:00 modern wing highlights tour gc

10:30 family festival Holly Days See page 17. rec 12:00 Masterpiece of the Day

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A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat g 100 2:00 modern wing highlights tour gc

Mother and Child by Pablo Picasso gC 2:00 highlights tour g 100

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Just for Members Bart Ryckbosch Glasser and Rosenthal family Archivist

What was your path to the Art Institute?

After studying art history, anthropology, and library science in my native Belgium, I moved here in the mid-1980s and worked as an archivist/curator for the Field Museum and the Chicago Park District. Since 1994 I have been the institutional archivist for the museum, a position generously endowed by the Glasser and Rosenthal family in 2007.

What is the first thing people ask about your job?

Often people envision archivists as keepers of dark, dusty crypts, but we collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to all kinds of documentation: photographs, correspondence, diaries, video, audio, electronic media—anything with historic value.

Opening Day: Of Gods and Glamour

What is the most unusual item you’ve ever come across?

Galleries 150–154

Perhaps the Jim Beam whiskey bottle from the 1970s in the shape of the museum, complete with one of the lions in front.

What are your three favorite “fun facts” about the museum?

Definitely the German shepherd watchdogs that roamed the museum’s galleries at night for several decades. Also the fact that the museum is built on the rubble of the Chicago Fire. Another good one is the fact that the first female curator of any major museum in the United States was the Art Institute’s curator of decorative arts, Bessie Bennett, in 1914.

What are some things you do in a typical day?

A lot of our daily work involves the digitization of old documents. Along with my interns and volunteers, we’ve put over 1,000 old exhibition catalogues online over the past few years. We also make sure to capture everything that’s going on right now by working with all the museum (and school) departments in transferring their (potentially historically significant) documents to the Archives. Finally, we respond to hundreds of (sometimes rather bizarre or off-beat) reference questions. After 18 years I sometimes think I’ve heard every possible question about the lions, La Grande Jatte, or Swami Vivekananda’s speech here in 1893, but it never gets old. The contact with the public keeps me fresh and energized.

November 11, 10:30–5:00 Celebrate the opening of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art—over four times larger than the original gallery space! The spectacular inaugural display features over 550 works of art from the Art Institute’s holdings and from institutions and private collections around the world, including Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum, an unprecedented loan of 51 incomparable examples of late antique and early Byzantine art produced between 350 and 650 a.d.

Member Lecture: Of Gods and Glamour November 19 at 2:00 Rubloff Auditorium; Reservations required ■

Hear from Karen Manchester, chair and curator of ancient art, Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art, on the spectacular array of artworks in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art.

What is your favorite part of the job?

It’s constantly rewarding and fascinating: holding handwritten letters by Georgia O’Keeffe (an alumna here, of course), a note by Le Corbusier, or travel diaries of a long-ago curator—what more can you ask for? I always feel like what I do for a living is what I otherwise would do as a hobby.

Above: Sarcophagus Panel Showing the Abduction of Persephone (detail), c. 190–200 a.d. Anonymous loan. Photo by Erika Dufour. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Cameo Portraying Emperor Claudius as the God Jupiter (detail). Cameo: Roman, c. 41–54 a.d., Frame: Italian, late 16th century. Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf. Photo by Erika Dufour; A miniature menorah is placed in Mrs. James Ward Thorne’s A-37: California Hallway, c. 1940, c. 1940. Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne; Photo by Chris Lake.

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Member Book Club

Stroller Tours

Reading between the Lions returns with I, Claudius in honor of the new Greek, Roman, and Byzantine art galleries. Make it the choice for your own reading group and follow along with our online discussion guide or join us later this winter for a discussion at the museum.

Second Mondays, 11:30–12:15

To participate, sign up for the Reading between the Lions e-newsletter at www.artic.edu/bookclub.

November 12 December 10

Double Discount Day

Lecture: Artists of the Thorne Rooms

December 1, 10:30–5:30

December 5 at 2:00

Get a jump on holiday shopping or reward yourself with a special treat with 20% savings at all the museum’s shops and restaurants. Can’t make it to the museum? Enjoy savings online at www.artinstituteshop.org or call (312) 443-8650.

Rubloff auditorium; Reservations required ■

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These tours are a great way for parents and caretakers with kids 18 months and younger to make the most of their memberships. Of Gods and Glamour Holidays and Celebrations

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Member Travel

Looking southeast at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia. © 2012 Tom Crane.

New Spaces for Art at the University of Chicago November 13 or 15 9:00–4:00; $95 u This exploration with Joan Arenberg begins with the Washington Park Arts Incubator, continues to the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts for a tour with executive direc­tor Bill Michel, and concludes at the studio of renowned sculptor Jessica Stockholder, chair of the Department of Visual Arts. During lunch, artist and faculty member Catherine Sullivan discusses her work.

Glorious Stained Glass in Chicago and Oak Park November 28 or December 5 or 12 9:00–4:00; $95 u This daylong tour led by Bill Hinchcliff explores various stained-glass styles with visits to St. James Lutheran Church in Lincoln Park, St. Giles Church and St. Edmund’s Church in Oak Park, Epiphany Church in Little Village, and the chapel of St. Mary of Nazareth Church. Lunch is included at Winberie’s.

The Breakers, Rhode Island. Courtesy of the Preservation Society of Newport County.

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Philadelphia and the Brandywine Valley: Art, Artists, and the New Barnes Foundation May 22–26 Popular tour leader Lisa Hahn leads this adventure in the City of Brotherly Love. Highlights include visits to the newly opened Philadelphia campus of the Barnes Foundation, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. On a full-day excursion to the historic Brandywine River Valley, visit the Civil War–era Brandywine River Museum and majestic Longwood Garden, and enjoy a special decorative arts tour of the Winterthur Museum in neighboring Delaware. Visits to artists’ studios, galleries, and private collections complete this art-filled itinerary. Accommodations are at the LEED Gold– certified Hotel Palomar.

Artistic Riches of Rhode Island: Newport and Providence June 10–14 Experience the art, architecture, and storied past of historic Newport and modern Providence. Enjoy stops at Touro Synagogue, the Museum of Newport History, and the Wanton-LymanHazard House, the oldest surviving house in Newport. Visit glorious Gilded Age estates, including the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages”—the Breakers and Rough Point, the legendary estate of Doris Duke. Tour the National Museum of American Illustration, founded in 1998 by Laurence and Judy Cutler, which holds the largest private collection of works by Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell, and many others. In Providence, tour the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design and the John Brown House Museum; take an architectural walking tour of historic Benefit Street; and visit two of Providence’s most significant private collections.

Registration for these tours will be available in December. Please call (312) 443-3115 or e-mail memberprograms@artic.edu to be put on our early-notice mailing list.

✱   Includes standing and slow walking     _   Portions of tour are outdoors—dress for the weather.      u   Portions of tour may not be fully handicapped accessible. Please call (312) 443-3115 for detailed information.

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Markree Castle, County Sligo.

YOU CAN STAND AND GAZE IN AWE. BUT WE’D RATHER YOU CAME IN AND PUT YOUR FEET UP. Felt our famed hospitality all around you. Relaxed in front of our log fires. Dined like a king. And slept like a baby in our luxurious four-poster beds. You see, in Ireland, nothing’s too much trouble for our guests. So yes, the grandeur of our castles will astound you. But it’s the warmth and friendliness inside them that will take your breath away.

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Family Program Highlights All ages

The Artist’s Studio: Curved Constructions Saturdays and Sundays in November Drop in 11:00–2:00 No registration required

Use everyday materials to create small model buildings inspired by Inside Studio Gang Architects. (No program November 10)

Ages 3–5

The Little Studio

Carin Berger. Illustration from Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Other Poems, 2006. Written by Jack Prelutsky. HarperCollins Publishers.

Picturing Poetry opening november 17 Ryan education center, picture book gallery

Picturing Poetry features dynamic interpretations of verse by picture book artists Carin Berger, R. Gregory Christie, Brian Pinkney, James Rumford, Peter Sís, and Ed Young. Conjuring enchanting images to illustrate poems that range from ancient epics like Beowulf and The Conference of the Birds to modern works by writers such as Langston Hughes and Robert Frost, all of these award-winning artists offer new ways of seeing the unique power of poetry.

Wednesdays: November 7 and 14 and December 5 and 12 Drop in 11:00–1:00 no Registration required

Play and explore in this interactive space designed to introduce our youngest visitors to the wonders and joys of art.

AGES 6–12

Family Yoga and Art Sunday, November 4, 2:00–4:00 $15 Member adult and child; $5 each additional person Registration required ■

Breathe, stretch, and discover your inner balance and serenity in an introductory family yoga class. Learn traditional yoga poses as well as poses inspired by a guided gallery visit.

Family Festival: Diwali

Ages 13–19

Saturday, November 10 Drop in 10:30–3:00

Teen Workshop: Video Art

No registration required

Join us to celebrate the Hindu festival of light! Create a work of art inspired by Indian traditions, visit the galleries of Southeast Asian art with a new family self-guide, enjoy dance programs led by Kalapriya, or draw a favorite artwork in the galleries.

For a complete list of programs or a copy of our brochure, visit www.artic.edu/kids, call (312) 857-7161, or e-mail familyprograms@artic.edu. Family Programs are free and meet in the Ryan Education Center unless otherwise noted. Children under 14 must be accompanied by adults.

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Saturday, December 15, 11:00–4:00 $10 Members; Registration required ■

Visit the exhibition Steve McQueen to see how the artist uses image, sound, and video in his work; then create your own video art piece. For more information and to register, call (312) 857-7142 or e-mail teens@artic.edu.

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 All Mini Masters, Family Workshops, Special Workshops, Tween Workshops, and Teen Workshops require registration. Find more programs on our website.


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Affiliate Group Events The Art Institute’s various affiliate groups foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the museum’s collections through lectures, meetings, and special events related to their interests and missions. For more information on individual groups, visit www.artic.edu/affiliategroups. Events below are open to all members unless otherwise noted.

C L AS SI C AL ART SOC I ETY

Art Institute treasure. Join the Fox Valley Community Associates for a richly illustrated lecture by Jeff Nigro that examines the history of this beloved miniature collection and the special holiday decorations that have become a new Art Institute tradition. A delicious lunch amid the holiday décor of the St. Charles Country Club follows the lecture. Tickets are $31 for the lecture, $53 for the lecture and lunch. E-mail cacoordinator@artic.edu or call (312) 443-3629 to make your reservations.

Lecture: Collection Connections—Interactivity and Ancient Art December 13 at 6:00 Nichols Board of Trustees Suite

A S I A N A RT COU N C IL Lecture: Hokusai— Paintings and Deluxe Prints for Special Clients November 15 at 6:00 Price Auditorium

As part of the Trapp Japanese Art Lecture Series, John Carpenter, curator of Japanese art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, traces the outlines of Hokusai’s brilliant artistic output at each stage of his career by focusing on rare examples of surviving paintings, illustrated poetry books, and surimono (limited-edition prints) by the artist from American collections.

Clockwise from top left: Katsushika Hokusai. Cage of Fireflies at Dawn in Summer (detail), c. 1800. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936, JP2577; Relief of a Fallen Warrior from the Shield of the Athena Parthenos, 2nd century a.d., copy of the fifth-century b.c. Greek original by Phidias. Roman. Gift of Alfred E. Hamill; Monika Baer. Extended Failure (detail) 2011–2012. Photo by Jens Ziehe. Courtesy of Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin; Mrs. James Ward Thorne. A-24: Virginia Entrance Hall, 1751–55 (detail), c. 1940. Gift of Mrs. James Ward Thorne.

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Rice Foundation Curatorial Fellow Katharine Raff (see page 32) discusses her role in the development of the multimedia program created for the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art. Raff addresses numerous aspects, including the selection of artworks, the production of media components, program content, and the benefits of using digital technology in the museum setting. This lecture is free but for Classical Art Society members only.

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATES Lecture: The Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Holidays December 12 at 10:30 St. Charles Country Club

Usher in the holiday season with a captivating exploration of a well-known

SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART Artist Talk: Monika Baer November 14 at 6:00 Price Auditorium

Berlin-based painter Monika Baer, who will be the subject of a focus exhibition at the Art Institute in 2013, presents “The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting” in which she discusses her idiosyncratic practice, which has been characterized as romantic, conceptual, and Surrealist-inflected. Tickets are $15 for SCA members and $20 for non–SCA members; contact John McKinnon at (312) 443-3630 or jmckin2@artic.edu.


News Whaam! Lichtenstein Hits Decade Attendance High After a three-and-a-halfmonth run, the groundbreaking exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective closed on September 3 with the highest exhibition attendance in 10 years. The show brought in nearly 350,000 visitors, the most since 2001’s Van Gogh and Gauguin: Studio of the South. The museum is thrilled with the wonderfully enthusiastic response the exhibition received from the public, the critics, and of course, our members.

Longtime Art Collector and Patron John Bryan Honored by Historical Society On October 27, the Lake Forest–Lake Bluff Historical Society recognized John Bryan as a local legend. A philanthropist well known for his generosity and fundraising success with several area arts organizations, including Millennium Park, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Lyric Opera, Bryan has been a longtime supporter of the Art Institute, having served as chairman of the Board of Trustees and endowing the chair of the Department of Architecture and Design. Currently a Life Trustee, Bryan has also made several gifts to the museum from his prestigious collection of American and English Arts and Crafts, housed at Lake Bluff’s ever-popular Crab Tree Farm.

Launch of Vivekananda Memorial Program for Museum Excellence In late September, the Art Institute welcomed the first participants of the Vivekananda Memorial Program for Museum Excellence, a four-year professional exchange program generously funded by the Government of India: Anamika Pathak, National Museum, New Delhi; Shriguru K. Bagi, Archaeological Museum, Velha-Goa; Wudali Venkata Subbu Narasimham, Nagarjunakonda Archaeological Museum, Andhra Pradesh; Ramavathu Bichya Naik, Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad; Dr. Sunil Kumar Upadhyay, Indian Museum, Kolkata; and Dr. Shri Ranjan Shukla, Allahabad Museum, Uttar Pradesh. The fellows spent three and a half weeks at the Art Institute immersed in various workshops and seminars focused on collections management and preventive care.

Garden Garners Martha Stewart’s Seal of Approval As a member, you are no doubt already familiar with the marvelous and awardwinning gardens that surround the museum—and their changes throughout the seasons. In September, their fame spread even wider with a feature in the magazine Martha Stewart Living. As part of an article on the Northwind Perennial Farm, one of the Art Institute’s suppliers, the Brooks McCormick Court was pictured in full flower.

Martha Tedeschi, deputy director for art and research

New Deputy Director for Art and Research In August, Martha Tedeschi was appointed as the museum’s new deputy director for art and research. In this newly created position in the Director’s Office, Tedeschi oversees the museum’s libraries and conservation and publications departments, supports the museum’s 11 curatorial departments in their day-to-day activities, and serves a primary role in the museum’s long-range initiatives, including strategic planning and digital publishing of the permanent collection. Tedeschi, who became the Prince Trust Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings last spring, has made exceptional contributions to the Art Institute during her 30-year tenure at the museum. She has curated groundbreaking exhibitions, produced scholarship that has changed our understanding of major artists such as Winslow Homer and John Marin, and built, through considered acquisitions, an outstanding collection of British works on paper for the museum. She has also worked closely with staff in conservation and publications on award-winning exhibitions and catalogues. Over the last several years, Tedeschi has assumed many leadership roles, directing the Art Institute’s Print and Drawing Club and the nationally respected Internship Program in Prints and Drawings. She is an active member of the Association of Art Museum Curators, the College Art Association, and other professional organizations. In 2009, Tedeschi became the president of the Prints Council of America, a professional organization numbering several hundred members. Most recently, Tedeschi has turned her attention to museum administration and was awarded a fellowship from the Center for Curatorial Leadership, a New York–based professional development program that recognizes curators with a talent for and interest in positions of leadership within art museums. With this unique combination of curatorial knowledge and administrative experience, Tedeschi is ideally suited to this new position, assuring that the museum continues to work toward its long-range goals related to scholarly research, exhibition planning, and collection management effectively and efficiently.

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Supporting the Mission

Rice Foundation Curatorial Fellows

Rice Foundation Fellow Katharine Raff stands beside a pair of ancient Roman stucco reliefs in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art.

Rice Foundation Fellow Jonathan Tavares examines a 16th-century helmet at Warwick Castle in England.

This fall the Art Institute of Chicago announced Katharine Raff and Jonathan Tavares as the museum’s first Rice Foundation Curatorial Fellows. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation Curatorial Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program was established in 2010 with a generous grant of $1.25 million from the Rice Foundation that, in combination with a gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides a permanent endowment for this acclaimed program. At the time of the gift, Rice Foundation director Peter Nolan noted, “The Rice Foundation Fellowship Program is exceptional in that it allows the Art Institute to recruit gifted, young scholars to the museum and helps provide a training ground for them to pursue curatorial careers.” Rice Fellows join the museum staff for three-year terms during which they work closely with senior curators, undertake substantive research projects, and collaborate with colleagues in the departments of Museum Education, Conservation, Registration, and the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries. Mr. Nolan added, “This commitment to young curators complements the Rice Foundation’s past support of the Art Institute’s collection, exhibitions, and facilities.” Katharine Raff, a former Fulbright Scholar, holds a PhD from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art, Raff was the Bothmer Fellow in the Department of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “I am thrilled to be part of the Art Institute’s team as the Mary and Michael Jaharis

Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art open to the public,” noted Katharine at the time of the announcement. “As a specialist in the field of ancient Roman art and architecture, I am particularly excited to examine this area of the museum’s collection.” Katharine has already been overseeing the development of content for an interactive multimedia program for the new galleries, which will provide visitors with a greater depth and breadth of information about artworks on view. Jonathan Tavares will join the Department of Medieval through Modern European Painting and Sculpture in January 2013, where he will work closely with the museum’s storied collection of arms and armor. “Since I was a boy, I have been drawn to arms and armor. At Roger Williams University, I chose art history as my path and found myself most fascinated with the decorative arts and design—furniture, textiles, glass, and ceramics—but armor remained my first love. Studying at the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan helped me find my way into the Arms and Armor Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has been a great guiding force for the last seven years. At the Met I was able to immerse myself in the study of objects and new research, as well as share my passion with the public, and I look forward to doing the same with the Harding Collection at the Art Institute.” Over the next three years Raff and Tavares will conduct scholarly research, write essays and articles about the collection and their fields of interest, and hone skills they can employ as they pursue museum-based careers.

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