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Skirting Convention: Illinois Women Artists, 1840-1940

through Sept. 16, Main Galleries
This exhibition provides a look at American art history as it was influenced by political and cultural events from the Civil War to World War One reflected through work by Illinois women artists, and a look at the opportunities open to women during that same time period.  Styles and approaches include variations of Impressionism, Expressionism, Modernism, Surrealism, academic realism, illustration, and the American Scene, with portraiture, still life, landscape, and abstraction.  There is a predominance of paintings, with some sculpture, drawings and prints.  Most artists represented trained or lived in Chicago, and most of the artwork dates between 1890 and 1930.  This exhibition was organized by Channy Lyons and Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, (Peoria, IL).  Lenders to the exhibition include the Chicago History Museum, the Illinois State Museum, and many others.  Commentary is available using QR codes posted with the exhibition, or by accessing the audio clips at the Illinois Women Artists Project website using iPods checked out at the Tarble’s gallery desk.

Woman in a Garden by Pauline Palmer, oil on canvas, c. 1910; Collection of Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences, Gift of Miss Deborah Boden.


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