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Closeup: Night at the Museum

Students, faculty and staff enjoy touring the Art Institute of Chicago

The first "Northwestern Night" at the Art Institute of Chicago marked a new partnership between the two institutions. Students, faculty and staff gathered Jan. 23 at the museum for lectures, tours and contemplative browsing.

Through the partnership, undergraduate students receive free admission to the museum, and they have access to all special exhibitions, lectures and programs. The partnership is made possible by a donation from Shirley Welsh Ryan (Weinberg '61), a member of the Art Institute's board of trustees and wife of Chicago businessman Patrick Ryan (Kellogg '59).

Pictured in the first slide are Lisette Curtis (left) and a friend taking in the "America Windows" by the Russian-French artist Marc Chagall. He gave the windows to Chicago as a gift in 1977 to commemorate the American bicentennial in memory of Mayor Richard J. Daley.

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