Terra Museum of American Art of Chicago
980 North Michigan Avenue # 1315
Chicago, IL 60611-4591
(312) 664-3939The Terra Museum of American Art is located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile at 664 Michigan Avenue in Chicago, between Huron and Erie Streets, three blocks south of the historic Water Tower. This museum houses one of the most comprehensive collections of American art in the world. The museum was founded by Daniel J. Terra, United States ambassador-at-large for cultural affairs during the Reagan Administration. Originally the museum was housed in Evanston and it is now
The Terra Museum's Permanent CollectionRuth Harriet Louise (1903-1940) was the first woman photographer who was active in Hollywood. She was 22 years old when the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio hired her to photograph Hollywood's biggest stars such as Chaney, Crawford, Garbo, Gish and Shearer. Hollywood invented most of our notions of glamour and Ruth Harriet Louise played a central role in creating the images.
The Ruth Harriet Louise Hollywood Glamour ExhibitEdmund C. Tarbell (1862-1938), a founding member of "The Ten American Painters," a group of leading impressionists from Boston and New York, which included Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase and Frank W.
The Edmund C. Tarbell Impressionist ExhibitThe museum is committed to exploring new approaches to the concept of education and to developing interdisciplinary, multi-dimensional programs and materials designed to make the collection of American art accessible to everyone. Public tours are scheduled at noon Tuesday through Friday. The museum is
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