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Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller

Temporary Exhibition: March 4, 2018.

Location: The Art Institute of Chicago / Gallery 246.

The public are weary of statues that say nothing. Well, here is a man coming forward whose statues live and speak, and speak things worth uttering. —Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886.

The year 2017 marks the 100 years of the death of Auguste Rodin [1840–1917]. At the...
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The Hand of God - by Auguste Rodin

Modeled 1898, cast 1920s or earlier.

Exhibition:  Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller

Location: Art Institute of Chicago.

The sculpture evokes the biblical account of the creation of human kind, which Rodin imagined as an act of sculpting. The work depicts an embryonic couple, probably Adam and Eve, emerging from a formless mass...
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The Franke Reading Room at the Art Institute of Chicago

of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries.

Originally two separate libraries, the Ryerson Library and the Burnham Library of Architecture, the two merged in 1957.

The Franke Reading Room, the original Ryerson Library, was designed by the Boston firm Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, at a former courtyard in...

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The Fullerton Hall at The Art Innstitute of Chicago

Completed: 1898

Stained glass dome designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Stained glass dome completed: 1901.

In 1901, the Fullerton Hall's pendant space, the Ryerson Library was completed as well.

Built in 1898, Fullerton Hall was added to the north side of the museum's main-floor lobby...

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