Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection includes over 1200 prints, drawings, and paintings by James McNeill Whistler. Major gifts from the Lathrop, Wrenn, Deering, Brewster, Buckingham, Potter-Wood, and Mansfield-Whittemore-Crown collections have created this stronghold within the Art Institute, which is particularly rich in lithographs and other works on paper. The catalogue raisonné of Whistler’s lithographs was published by the Art Institute in 1998, with Martha Tedeschi as its general editor. In addition to works produced by Whistler himself, the Art Institute also holds a major collection of Whistleriana given by Walter Brewster. Due to its considerable representation of nineteenth-century American and European art of all media, the Art Institute remains among the most fruitful places for researching Whistler in the larger context of his artistic contemporaries.

Whistler and Roussel: Linked Visions

Whistler and Roussel: Linked Visions, an exhibition catalogue that accompanies that current Art Institute show by the same title, explores the relationship and artistic collaboration between James McNeill Whistler and Theodore Roussel. The exhibition and catalogue offer a new perspective on the artists, their artistic circle, and the resulting innovation. The catalogue features an in-depth essay and an illustrated checklist accompanied by 214 images that feature the works of art that are in the show. Funded by the Lunder Foundation this catalogue utilizes the ChicagoCodeX, which served as the foundation of the open-source, digital publishing platform OSCI Toolkit ( This is the second digital exhibition catalogue that the Art Institute of Chicago has published using the ChicagoCodeX. Visit the on-line catalogue here.

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Banner image detail: Nocturne1879-80, etching and drypoint in dark brown ink on cream laid paper, Bryan Lathrop Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, 1934.562.