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Wednesday, August 10 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Art Institute of Chicago: Ryerson & Burnham Libraries and Prints & Drawings Department Tour LIMITED

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The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries constitute a major art and architecture research collection serving The Art Institute of Chicago and scholars in the fields of art and architectural history. Please join the staff of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries for a one-hour program including an overview of the libraries' history and collections, a behind-the-scenes tour and discussion of our current projects and services, and a viewing of some of the treasures in our collection.

The Department of Prints and Drawings houses a distinguished collection of works on paper ranging in date from the 15th century to the present. With holdings of 11,500 drawings and 60,000 prints, the collection includes particular strengths in French 19th-century prints and drawings; British, French, and Italian drawings; Old Master prints; extensive 20th-century holdings; and a constantly growing collection of contemporary works on paper.  Join a curator for a one-hour program including a show and tell of the collection with a look into the first-floor vaults.

Maximum Participants: 50
Fee: Included with registration
Accessibility: Light walking, standing
Transportation: Walking

Pairing Recommendation: School of the Art Institute tour or Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tour, both are within walking distance

Wednesday August 10, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Attendees (7)