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News Bite: Students Experience Chicago’s Cultural Wonders on Art History Program Trip

Posted October 6, 2014 in News BitesArt History

The Art History program recently sponsored a trip to Chicago, giving students who attended the wonderful experience of exploring one of America’s most culturally rich cities.

The highlight of the trip was a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, where the group took in “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary,” an exhibition of work from Belgian artist René Magritte that featured a collection of over 100 paintings, collages, drawings, and objects, along with a selection of photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, that trace Magritte’s thematic progression.

photo of exhibition at Art Institute of ChicagoThe René Magritte exhbition offered a dazzling array of the surrealist artist's works (credit: Grant Prenzler)

“Between the wonderful artwork at the Art Institute of Chicago and the beautiful scenery and architecture of the city, there was something for KCAD students from all majors to enjoy,” said Illustration student Grant Prenzler. “When the opportunity arises again, I highly recommend any student to participate.”

artwork at the Art Institute of ChicagoStudents admire the famous stained glass windows of Marc Shegall, also housed in The Art Institute of Chicago (credit: Grant Prenzler)