From Dec ’10 Spotlight:
Fall festivals are over. Many special guests have come and gone. Now it’s time to replenish our shelves before the winter snows begin.
At Navy Pier, I heard Christa C. Mayer Thurman of the Art Institute of Chicago give a lecture hosted by the 17th annual SOFA Fair (Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art): “Advocates for the Arts: Polish and Czech Fiber Artists from the Anne and Jacques Baruch Collection.” Then I saw priceless samples from the Baruch Collection displayed on the main floor.
This exhibit may be history, but you can buy the catalogue with mini-biographies of all the artists (plus full color illustrations), and Thurman’s loving essay about Anne and Jacques Baruch (complete with photos of their famous Michigan Avenue gallery).
To order, visit the Brown Grotta website.