“John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age” at Art Institute of Chicago
July 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603


The legendary painter’s connections to Chicago are surveyed here through 100 objects chronicling how his creative circle, patrons, and artistic achievements enriched the city’s art scene. While celebrating his notable portraits and landscapes—including “La Carmencita,” which was included in his first show at the institution in 1890—the exhibition traces the city’s colorful cultural history and the arrival of Modernism at the turn of the 20th century.

John Singer Sargent, “La Carmencita” (1890).
Musee d’Orsay, Paris. © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Gérard Blot.

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