Art: Biggest Show

Five days before Chicago's 1933 World's Fair was to open, Chicagoans trooped to the Art Institute, a mile up Michigan Avenue from the Fair grounds. There they saw the biggest, most comprehensive, most valuable loan exhibition ever assembled in the U. S. The fact that the show was set in the fireproof Institute instead of in a temporary building at the Fair proper enabled its sponsors to borrow $75,000,000 worth of paintings and sculpture. All the borrowed pictures hanging last week had come from U. S. museums (31) and private collections (more...

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