The first exhibition in the Art Institute's "Chicago Cabinet" series features highlights from the Ryerson Library’s archive of large platinum prints made by C. D. Arnold, the official photographer of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. The Chicago World’s Fair, as it is also known, attracted some 27 million people, or nearly half the population of the United States, to the city during its six-month run. Arnold’s photographic project, begun two years earlier and completed in 1894, traces the fair’s development, particularly the architectural concept put in place by Daniel H. Burnham, who is perhaps best known for his 1909 Plan of Chicago.
"Chicago Cabinet" is an exhibition series showcasing the Art Institute’s photographic holdings relating to the city of Chicago: its built environment, neighborhoods and civic history.
This program was offered on these dates:
Exhibit : Saturday, December 19, 2009 to Sunday, February 28, 2010
Art Institute of Chicago
Cost: Adults: $18; Students and Seniors: $12; Children under 14: Free; Members: free.
The Art Institute of Chicago
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