University of Chicago – Oriental Institute Museum

Temporary Exhibitions.

Publications: annual report: brochure; exhibition catalogues: guide; newsletter, “News & Notes” (quarterly).

The Oriental Institute Museum is a showcase of the history, art. and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The Museum exhibits a major collection of antiquities from ancient Egypt,

Mesopotamia, Syria/Palestine, Persia, and Anatolia. (Portions of the Museum are currently closed for renovation, climate control, and expansion. In the meantime, the gift shop and blogstore remain open, and the Education Office continues to offer a variety of programs. Plans call for the reopening of galleries as work on them is completed. The Ei ptian Gallery reopened in May, 1999.)

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University of Chicago The Renaissance Society

Temporary Exhibitions.

Publications: exhibition catalogues; newsletter.

Founded in 1915 at the University of Chicago to encourage a greater understanding of culture – in the broad, literal sense of the term “renaissance” – the Renaissance Society focuses on the forefront of contemporary art, mounting concept-based, group and solo exhibitions of challenging and provocative art. In its first fifty years, the Society presented works by such artists as Arp, Brancusi, Calder. Chagall. Leger, Miro, Moholy-Nagy, Mondrian, Noguchi, and Picasso. Exhibitions in recent decades have introduced Chicago to the work of Louise Bourgeois, Phyllis Bramson, Alike Kelley, Joseph Kosuth, Bruce Nauman, Ed Paschke, and Julian Schnabel.

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