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2017 LAC Post-Conference: Gallery Tour of African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago

Gallery Tour: African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Sponsored by the Local Arrangements Committee.

Sunday, November 18, 11am

Join Kathleen Bickford Berzock, former Curator of African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), and currently Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs at Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art, in a tour of the African art gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago. Dr. Berzock will discuss the history of collecting African art at the museum as it followed national museum trends—from occasional acquisitions beginning in the 1920s to the formation of a department in the late 1950s. She will also introduce some of the highlights of the collection and share the driving considerations behind its reinstallation in 2012. Tour participants should meet at the Michigan Avenue lobby of the AIC at 11:00 a.m. The museum opens at 10:30 a.m. Participants must purchase entrance Tickets, which are $25 for the day. The museum is located at 111 S. Michigan Avenue (Tel. 312-443-3600), a short 20-minute walk south from the conference hotel. City buses (# 3, 26, 134, 147, and 151) also run directly every few minutes and the entrance to the AIC is only two bocks east of the Monroe el-station on the red line.
Due to a capacity limit only the first twenty registrants will be accepted.

Please note: By registering you agree to pay the $25 entrance fee to the Museum, which is required for participation on this tour.
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