American Portraits

   January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
   Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Unidentified artist, Portrait of a Woman and Her Son, c. 1820-30, Oil on canvas, Collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation.

Artists Included:
Unidentified Artist

Whether a painting, photograph, print, or sculpture—a portrait is often thought of as capturing a physical likeness of an individual.

But these works can do that and so much more. They can communicate and challenge ideas, values, and histories, and—as seen on this tour—they can take a variety of forms.

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