Noted Philanthropist Inspires Exhibition at The Art Institute
Photo courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago.
From tapestries to teapots, stained glass to silver bowls, the collection of one man is the inspiration behind a new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. John Bryan is the former CEO of the Sara Lee Corporation, and a noted philanthropist and art collector. The exhibition Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago features a healthy portion of Bryan's own items. Eight Forty-Eight contributor Ron Litke recently got Bryan to open up about being an arts patron, his love for the city, and how his affair with Arts and Crafts began.