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Noted Philanthropist Inspires Exhibition at The Art Institute

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.



Exhibition:
Through Jan. 31, 2010
The Art Institute of Chicago


Music Button: Orion Ensemble, "Josef labor's Quinted in D major Op.11-Allegretto grazioso", from the CD Twilight of the Romantics, (Cedille records)

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