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Janice Katz on Japan Comes to Chicago: The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition

April 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Sponsored by The Caxton Club

When/Where: 4/14/2023 12:00 PM CT

Zoom presentation is free and open to all. Preregistration required via website.

If specially equipped Deloreans like the one in Back to the Future were available at car dealerships, an awful lot of test drives would probably take potential buyers to 1893 … the White City … the Midway … the Columbian Exposition.

Here’s your chance to go, and you won’t have to worry about what 1.21 gigawatts will do to your utility bill. All it takes is in-person or Zoom registration.

Dr. Janice Katz, the Roger L. Weston Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, will be at the controls, as she reveals the story of how the Exposition helped to lay the foundation for the Art Institute’s collection of Japanese art.

This generously illustrated program will transport you back 130 years to the Exposition and deliver you in modern time to the Art Institute as well. You’ll also hear about some Chicago folks whose names will ring a gong: Frank Lloyd Wright, the Buckinghams (no, not the band), and the Nickersons.

This fast-paced program (88 miles per hour!) features gorgeous art, behind the scenes stories, and one of events that’s a star on Chicago’s flag. Register today!

Register here: https://caxtonclub.org/event-5216101


April 14, 2023
12:00 pm CDT
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