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Past Exhibitions : 1991

The Drawn Image

July 11–August 25, 1990

Drawings by Lynn Chadwick, Alberto Giacometti, Julio Gonzales, Joan Miro, George Grosz, Jose Clemente Orozco, Henry Moore, and Helen Saunders demonstrated the variety of techniques and applications that make drawing a vital aspect of these modern artists' work.

MFA 1990

July 12–August 26, 1990

Paintings, sculpture, and installations by Gary Cannone, Jill Glick, Raina Grigg, Kathy Rice, Brian Ritchard, Deb Vandenbroucke, and Libby Wadsworth.

Leaves from the Bodhi Tree: The Art of Pala India (8th-12th Centuries) and Its International Legacy

October 9–December 2, 1990

More than 100 objects created in India during the medieval Pala period and in the many Asian centers under the influence of the Pala rulers.

Devotion and Performance: Traditional Uses of Visual Form in South Asia

October 9–December 16, 1990

An exhibition of twelve Indian devotional images.

Between Goddess and Mother: Renaissance and Baroque Views of Women

January 8–February 24, 1991

In the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe, varied and often contradictory images of women were disseminated in reproductive prints, which came to be understood as aesthetically valuable in their own right.

Cross Sections II: Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

January 17–March 17, 1991

The diversity and richness of the Smart Museum's collection was revealed in this exhibition of 125 important paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative art objects.

Scholarly Treasures: Donations in Honor of Harrie A. Vanderstappen

March 1–April 21, 1991

This exhibition focused on many important periods of East Asian art by featuring eight donations to the permanent collection in honor of the respected scholar of Asian art and former professor in the University of Chicago's Department of Art, Harrie A. Vanderstappen.

Josef Hoffmann: Drawings and Objects from Conception to Design

April 20–June 16, 1991

Featuring 261 drawings and twenty decorative objects, this exhibition explored the rigorous standards of craftsmanship that were espoused by Josef Hoffmann and disseminated through the production of the Wiener Werkstatte, which he founded in 1903.

Independent Expressions: Spanish and Mexican Drawings and Sculpture, 1650-1960

April 30–June 9, 1991

This exhibition considered the diverse and innovative artistic production of Spanish and Mexican artists during the baroque and modern periods.

The American Color Print

June 18–August 18, 1991

This exhibition examined how American printmakers from the late 19th to the late 20th centuries have employed traditional media such as woodcut, screenprinting, and lithography, as well as remarkably experimental and mixed techniques.