In Chicago, Photos meet Folk Art

Katherine Lanza Exhibitions

As part of their Photography + series, the Art Institute of Chicago is examining the influence of photography and folk art on American culture in the Depression years by bringing together FSA images and folk artifacts emblematic of those painted for the Index.

Openings & Closings: Exhibitions, Shows, Fairs 10/15/19–10/21/19

Jenamarie Boots Exhibitions

See what’s going on this week in the art and antiques world

All About Eats: Art and the American Imagination in Chicago

Editorial Staff Art

from The Magazine ANTIQUES, November/December 2013 | Fig. 7. Melons and Morning Glories by Peale, 1813. Inscribed “Raphaelle Peale Painted/Philadelphia Septr. 3d. 1813” at lower right. Oil on canvas, 20 ¾ by 25 ¾ inches. Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of Paul Mellon. Not so long ago you could learn how to cook an opossum by consulting The Joy of Cooking. …

Chicago and the arts and crafts movement

Editorial Staff Art

October 2009 | “Chicago is the only American city I have seen where something absolutely distinctive in aesthetic handling of material has been evolved out of the industrial system” – C. R. Ashbee During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Chicago stood at the crossroads of the handcrafted and the machine-made, aspects that came to define the American arts …

Wine as inspiration

Editorial Staff

Since classical Greece, philosophers have been extolling the virtues of a glass of good wine. Socrates supposedly advised: “So far as drinking is concerned, you have my hearty approval; for wine does of a truth moisten the soul and lull our griefs to sleep.” According to the thirteenth-century theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas: “Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a …