Camel and Rider, Tang dynasty (618–907 A.D.), first half of 8th century. China. Gift of Mrs. Bertha Palmer Thorne. January Lecture Series
Collection Conversations Wednesdays in January
Price Auditorium Series: $30 members
Single Lectures: $10 members/$15 nonmembers Join us for an enlightening four-part lecture series focusing on diverse areas of the Art Institute collection. Immerse yourself in the museum's world-class collection of Asian art. Discover the manner in which "the new painting," as Impressionism was first called, toppled the art establishment of France. Celebrate the legacy of ancient empires represented in the new galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine art. And explore the cynicism, fear, and excitement of Modernism in the 1910s. Exploring the Arts of Asia
January 9, 2013 Lucas Livingston, assistant director of senior programs, Department of Museum Education Impressionism: Painters in Paris
January 16, 2013David Stark, Interim Woman's Board Endowed Executive Director of Museum Education A Celebration of the Ancient Mediterranean: The Jaharis Galleries
January 23, 2013Sarah Alvarez, director of teacher programs, Department of Museum Education1910: A Decade of Deviance, Decadence, and Defiance—Works from Gallery 392
January 30, 2013Terah Walkup, research associate, Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art Reservation period: December 12, 2012–January 2, 2013 Mail coupon and check (payable to Art Institute of Chicago) to event chairperson Kay Shannon at 4524 West 101st Place, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 or call (708) 422-4828.