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Past Exhibitions : 1996

Mark Rothko: The Spirit of Myth, Early Paintings from the 1930s and 1940s

January 18–March 17, 1996

An in-depth look at the early years of one of the most important American artists of this century

Drawings from the Collection of The Arts Club of Chicago

March 19–June 2, 1996

Eleven drawings from the permanent collection of The Arts Club of Chicago

Peasants and “Primitivism”: French Prints from Millet to Gauguin

April 18–June 9, 1996

This exhibition traced the rise of two related types of “primitivism” in nineteenth-century France

Looking to Learn: Visual Pedagogy at the University of Chicago

May 7–June 9, 1996

A history of the University that addresses the ways in which objects, artifacts, and images have been collected, deployed, and displayed

Alyce Frank: Recent Landscapes

July 2–August 18, 1996

An exhibition of recent paintings by Alyce Frank (B.A. 1950) was mounted as part of an alumni artists series. 

MFA 1996

July 11–August 6, 1996

Work by Brett Bloom, Shawn Calvert, Mark Huddle, David Krause, Piper, Rebecca Ravis, Stephanie Serpick, and L. Mikelle Standbridge

Peter Saul: Art World Portraits

August 20–September 15, 1996

An exhibition of fourteen pencil and gouache works

Faces of Ancient Egypt: Ancient Egyptian Art from the Oriental Institute Museum

September 10, 1996–March 9, 1997

A collaborative exhibition with the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute during its renovation and expansion

The Fragrance of Ink: Korean Literati Paintings of the Chosǒn Dynasty (1392–1910)

October 10 – December 8, 1996

This exhibition presented works by some of the most significant literati painters of Korea’s last royal dynasty. 

Trends in Post-War Chicago Art

December 26, 1996 – January 16, 1997

This exhibition explored artistic production in Chicago from 1945 to 1997.