• “Paintings From Midwestern University Collections”

    Wildenstein Gallery

    “Paintings from Midwestern University Collections” is an exhibition of 76 canvases organized by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, an organization formed by the Big Ten universities—plus Chicago—which refers to itself as a “consortium” engaged in scientific and cultural cooperation. The show appeared at Wildenstein’s through October and now begins a tour of the member campuses that will end in the spring. The paintings, which vary widely in quality, date from the 17th to the 20th centuries and belong to the respective universities.

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