Judith Russi Kirshner, art historian and dean of the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago, reflects on the changing nature of artists’ representation of the human body over time. Her lecture will refer to works in the remarkable drawing collection of founding CHF board member and distinguished art dealer Richard Gray. Kirshner previously served as curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Terra Museum of American Art. A frequent lecturer and essayist, she was recently awarded a Warhol/Creative Capital grant for her work on Italian women artists and critics. Richard Gray’s collection will be on view at The Art Institute of Chicago.
The annual Richard Gray Visual Art Series recognizes a significant gift from founding CHF board member and distinguished art dealer Richard Gray. This program is presented in partnership with The Art Institute of Chicago.
Detail: Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, Study of Dancers, 1895/1900, Charcoal and maroon pastel, with smudging, on pale pink laid paper (discolored to tan, 599 x 456 mm, Richard and Mary L. Gray Collection