Two upcoming related art exhibits to highlight fashion at the Art Institute

June 13, 2013 by  

Two exhibits coming up at the Art Institute of Chicago will highlight how fashion was viewed in art, design, and in advertising during the 19th century, offering fascinating insight into the ways in which the popular interest has changed over the years.

First of all, the exhibit ‘Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity’ will feature the artwork of notable impressionist artists such as Degas, Monet, Renoir, Seurat, and Tissot. It will also feature photographs, fashion plates, prints, advertisements, and costumes. The exhibit will help to illustrate the relationship between art and fashion.

After that, ‘Fashion Plates: 19th Century Fashion Illustrations’ will help to further highlight the connection between fashion and art. The exhibit will feature woodcuts, engravings, and other techniques used in the 19th century.

These exhibits might appeal to those who work for Chicago graphic design or printing companies. Viewing examples of past advertisements and illustrations can give them ideas to use in their own work.

The former exhibition will be showing in Regenstein Hall from June 26 to September 22. There will be special members-only previews from June 23 – 25. The latter will be exhibiting in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries from July 2 to September 9.

Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is $23 for adults, $17 for students and seniors and free for those 14 and under. There are discounts for local residents and active military, firefighters, police officers, and teachers are admitted free of charge.