Please join us for the Society for Contemporary Art’s annual Sponsor Tour, which recognizes the special commitment and generosity of Sponsor, Patron, and Benefactor members and provides an opportunity for our board to thank you for your extraordinary support during the past season.
This year, Caitlin Haskell, Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, and Director Ray Johnson Collection and Research, will give members a special tour of the groundbreaking Cezanne retrospective currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.
This exhibition is the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States in more than 25 years and the first exhibition on Cezanne organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in more than 70 years. Planned in coordination with Tate Modern, the ambitious project explores Cezanne’s work across media and genres with 80 oil paintings, 40 watercolors and drawings, and two complete sketchbooks. This outstanding array encompasses the range of Cezanne’s signature subjects and series—little-known early allegorical paintings, Impressionist landscapes, paintings of Montagne Sainte Victoire, portraits, and bather scenes—and includes both well-known works and rarely seen compositions from public and private collections in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.