The Vintage Chicago Channel
Vintage Chicagoland Photos, Postcards, and More

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Picasso at the Art Institute in 1940

 WPA poster for a 1940 Picasso exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago

A 1940 poster for a Picasso exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Organized by Alfred H. Barr, the exhibition was first shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from November 15, 1939 to January 7, 1940, before traveling to Chicago. You can download a free high-resolution version of this poster from the Library of Congress.

BTW, the Art Institute's website is an archivist's dream. It has listings of past collections going back to 1883, as well as PDF versions of collection and exhibition catalogs. The listing for the 1940 Picasso show can be found here, along with an excerpt from a 1940 press release touting the fact that when it came to attendance for the Picasso exhibition, Chicago wasn't the second city, as the Chicago show outdrew the one in New York: "...AIC attendance record exceeded that of MOMA..."

UPDATE: This Time Out Chicago article from earlier in the year has a complete history of Chicago-related Picasso shows and exhibitions.

Labels: , , , , ,


link 0 comments

More Vintage Chicago: Newer Posts Older Posts

Or explore one of these Vintage Chicago categories:

1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, museums, politics, postcards, sports, State Street, Chicago Theatre, John Vachon, Art Institute, Michigan Avenue, Union Station, Wrigley Field, Brookfield Zoo


The Vintage Chicago Channel features vintage Chicagoland photographs, moving pictures, postcards, and more. Check back often for another dose of vintage Chicago!

Looking for something? Try one of these Vintage Chicago categories:

1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, museums, politics, postcards, sports, State Street, Chicago Theatre, John Vachon, Art Institute, Michigan Avenue, Union Station, Wrigley Field, Brookfield Zoo



Chicago Then:
Encyclopedia of Chicago
Forgotten Chicago
Calumet 412
Chicago photos @ Found
Chicago photos @ Shorpy

Chicago Now:
Chicagoist
Gapers Block
Racked Chicago
Time Out Chicago

recent posts
The Jane Addams Homes in 1940
State and Lake in 1949
Chicago's Randolph Street in the Summer of 1968
Chicago's State Street in 1963
Lake Shore Drive in 1973
1958 View of Chicago from Navy Pier
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry in 1955
A 1981 Commercial for Brookfield Zoo
The Republic Building in 1960
Michigan Avenue in 1941

archives
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
September 2011
November 2011
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012
September 2012
October 2012
January 2013
February 2013
April 2013
May 2013
June 2013
July 2013
August 2013
September 2013
October 2013
January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014
April 2015
May 2015
September 2015
August 2016
April 2017

Vintage items from my Etsy shop: