She’s back: ‘Whistler’s Mother,’ a more exciting painting than you might think, returns to Chicago’s Art Institute

CHICAGO — The first time “Whistler’s Mother” came to Chicago, it was a sensation. It was the “Most Talked of Canvas” in the exhibition of celebrated works the Art Institute showed in conjunction with the 1933 World’s Fair here, according to a Tribune headline of the time. Now James McNeill Whistler’s iconic but little traveled 1871…

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What’s on in Beijing (Mar 11-17)

Discover the best things to do in Beijing with our weekly roundup of art and exhibitions, music and performances, and trending activities around town. For recommendations, please contact li-ping@chinadaily.com.cn. [Photo/namoc.org] Art: Mother Nature in Chinese photographer’s lens For those who haven’t got the time to travel, this exhibition featuring numerous photos of the beauty of Mother…

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