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A list of all the works which Sister Wendy features in the program on The Art Institute of Chicago.

American Gothic
Grant Wood, American (1891-1942)
1930
Oil on beaverboard
29 1/4 x 24 5/8 in. (74.3 x 62.4 cm)
Friends of American Art Collection
Acquired in 1930

Ceremonial Knife
Peruvian; Chimu Culture
1200-1470
Gold and turquoise
13 3/8 x 5 in. (34 x 12.7 cm)
Ada Turnbull Hertle Fund
Acquired in 1963

City Landscape
Joan Mitchell, American (1926-1992)
1955
Oil on canvas
80 x 80 in. (203.2 x 203.2 cm)
Gift of The Society for Contemporary American Art
Acquired in 1958

Nighthawks
Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
1942
Oil on canvas
33 1/8 x 60 in. (84.1 x 152.4 cm)
Friends of American Art Collection
Acquired in 1942

Mother and Child
Pablo Picasso, Spanish (1881-1973)
1921
Oil on canvas
56 1/4 x 68 in. (142.9 x 172.7 cm)
Gift of Mary and Leigh B. Block Charitable Fund, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Hokin, Maymar Corporation, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncy McCormick, Mrs. Maurice L. Rothschild; Ada Turnbull Hertle Fund
Acquired in 1954

Meissen Tureen and Stand
Johann Joachim Kändler, German (1706-1775)
1737
Hard-paste porcelain with polychrome enamels, gilding, and ormolu mounts Bowl 11 x 17 1/2 x 10 in. (27.9 x 44.5 x 25.4 cm), stand 6 x 26 x 20 in. (15.2 x 66 x 50.8 cm)
Decorative Arts Purchase Fund, Atlan Ceramic Fund, Buckingham Lustre Fund
Acquired in 1958

Meissen Sugar Caster and Cover
Johann Joachim Kändler, German (1706-1775)
1737
Hard-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding
Height 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm)
Edward Byron Smith, Jr. Charitable Fund, Louise D. Smith, Robert Allerton, Mrs. Edward I. Rothschild, and R. T. Crane, Jr., Funds
Acquired in 1984

Ceremonial Drum
Senufo people; African, Ivory Coast
1930-1950
Wood, hide, and applied color
48 3/8 x 19 3/8 in. (122.9 x 49.2 cm)
Robert J. Hall, Herbert R. Molner Discretionary, Curator's Discretionary, and the Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Purchase Funds, Arnold Crane, Mrs. Leonard Florsheim, O. Renard Goltra, Holly and David Ross, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Acquisitions, Ada Turnbull Hertle, Marion and Samuel Klasstorner Endowments, through prior gifts of various donors.
Acquired in 1990

Cupid Chastised
Bartolomeo Manfredi, Italian (c. 1580-c. 1620)
1605-1610
Oil on canvas
69 x 51 3/8 in. (175.3 x 130.6 cm)
Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection
Acquired in 1947

Monumental Seated Ancestor Figure
Early Classic period; Mexican, Veracruz, Remojadas culture
A.D. 250-550
Terracotta
34 x 26 in. (86.4 x 66 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Dittmer, Major Acquisitions Centennial Endowment
Acquired in 1995

The Mocking of Christ
Édouard Manet, French (1832-1883)
1865
Oil on canvas
74 7/8 x 58 3/8 in. (190.8 x 148.3 cm)
Gift of James Deering
Acquired in 1925

The America Windows
Marc Chagall, Russian (1887-1985)
1974-1977
Stained glass
Gift of the City of Chicago commemorating the American Bicentennial in memory of Mayor Richard J. Daley
Acquired in 1997

Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando (Francisca and Angelina Wartenberg)
Pierre Auguste Renoir, French (1841-1919)
1879
Oil on canvas
51 3/4 x 39 1/8 in. (131.5 x 99.5 cm)
Potter Palmer Collection
Acquired in 1922

Entertainer
Chinese Tomb Figure
Northern dynasties
6th century
Buff earthenware with pigment
10 5/8 x 10 in. (27 x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Stanley Herzman in memory of Gladys Wolfson Herzman
Acquired in 1997

Celadon Ewer
Koryo dynasty; Korean
12th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze and incised decoration
8 3/8 x 7 x 5 1/4 in. (21.4 x 17.7 x 13.2 cm)
Bequest of Russell Tyson
Acquired in 1964

Early Morning at Tarpon Springs
George Inness, American (1825-1894)
1892
Oil on canvas
42 3/16 x 32 3/8 in. (107.2 x 82.2 cm)
Edward B. Butler Collection
Acquired in 1911

The Home of the Heron
George Inness, American (1825-1894)
1893
Oil on canvas
30 x 45 in. (76.2 x 115.2 cm)
Edward B. Butler Collection
The Art Institute of Chicago
Acquired in 1931

Sanctuary
Martin Puryear, American (1941- )
1982
Mixed media
Wood and mixed materials
126 7/8 x 27 1/2 x 18 in. (320 x 70 x 45.7 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Woods Purchase Fund
Acquired in 1960

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte-1884
Georges Pierre Seurat, French (1859-1891)
1884-1886
Oil on canvas
81 3/4 x 121 1/4 in. (207.6 x 308 cm)
Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection
Acquired in 1926


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