John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age
Featuring nearly 100 objects from the Art Institute’s own collection, private collections, and public institutions, John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age examines his impressive artistic range and the web of associations among the artist, his patrons, and the city. Sargent’s work highlights Chicago’s ambitions to shape the city into a center of art, the development of an international profile for American artists, and the interplay of traditionalism and modernism at the turn of the 20th century.
Annelise K. Madsen, Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Assistant Curator of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago
Mary Broadway, associate conservator of prints and drawings, the Art Institute of Chicago