"Monet and Chicago" by Gloria Groom

Monet and Chicago Gloria Groom, Adam Gopnik

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
14 Jul 2020
ISBN:
9780300250831
Imprint:
Art Institute of Chicago
Dimensions:
144 pages: 254 x 254mm
Illustrations:
104 color + b-w illus.
Sales territories:
World

In 1903, the Art Institute of Chicago became the first American museum to buy a painting by Claude Monet (1840–1926), beginning a tradition of collecting that has inextricably connected this midwestern American city to the French Impressionist master. Tracing Chicago’s unique relationship with the artist, this generously illustrated volume not only features well-known works in the Art Institute’s holdings, such as the six Stacks of Wheat paintings and four Water Lilies, but also includes works on paper and rarely seen still lifes, landscapes, and photographic material from private Chicago collections. Stunning reproductions of details at actual size, a delightful essay by Adam Gopnik, and a richly illustrated chronology combine to reveal the depth of the city’s continuing devotion to an adopted artistic hero.

Gloria Groom is chair of European Painting and Sculpture and the David and Mary Winton Green Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago. Adam Gopnik is a writer, essayist, critic, and staff writer for the New Yorker.
 

The Art Institute of Chicago
(May 10–September 7, 2020)