Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity Opens in Chicago June 26 at Art Institute

Related Presentations

A host of additional installations around the museum complement Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, including the following. Please see for a complete listing.

Undressed: The Fashion of Privacy
June 22-September 29, 2013
Galleries 124-127

Through more than 120 drawings and prints, as well as select drawings, photographs, and materials from the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, this exhibition explores the connotations of informal dress and undress in intimate, private circumstances, offering a behind-the-scenes alternative to the very public face of high fashion.

Fashion Plates: 19th-Century Fashion Illustrations
July 2-September 9, 2013
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (Closed on Saturdays and Sundays)

Before the advent of modern photography, the pages of fashion magazines were filled with woodcuts, engravings, and other mechanically reproduced illustrations known as fashion plates. These illustrations provided readers images of the latest trends in clothing, accessories, and even hairstyles, as well as information

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