Exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago includes 60 works never before seen in public

The Art Institute of Chicago presents more than 80 masterpieces of Italian draftsmanship selected from the collection of Chicagoans Jean and Steven Goldman in the exhibition Strokes of Genius: Italian Drawings from the Goldman Collection, on view Saturday, November 1, 2014, through Sunday, February 1, 2015, in Galleries 124-127. Focusing on the periods of Mannerism and the early Baroque, the exhibition includes nearly 60 drawings never before seen in public. Recent acquisitions of works, ranging from a figure study by Baccio Bandinelli to a composition drawing by Salvator Rosa, are shown with two dozen significant drawings from the Goldmans’ existing collection, including masterpieces by Pietro da Cortona, the Carracci, and Francesco Salviati. The exhibition features many of the Goldmans’ promised gifts to the Art Institute alongside about 20 related works from the museum’s Prints and Drawings Collection

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