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Palace of Fine Arts
Palace of Fine Arts
Resource Typeimage
TitlePalace of Fine Arts
Coverage / Year1893
DescriptionAn oil painting on canvas by Childe Hassam of the Palace of Fine Arts building at the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The painting measures thirty-five inches by forty-one inches.
InterpretationThe subject of The Palace of Fine Arts, an oil painting by the American Impressionist painter Childe Hassam (1859-1935), is the fine arts building at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Hassam studied in Boston and Paris where he was influenced by the Impressionists and took to painting in brilliant color with touches of pure pigment. While many of his works are of New England landscapes, he was familiar with the great International Exposition in Paris and was well suited to interpret in paint the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The Palace of Fine Arts later became Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican communities in history; Celebrations and Festivals; How we learn about communities; Exploring The Columbian Exposition
Learning Standards16 History; 25-27 Fine Arts; 28-30 Foreign Languages;
Author or CreatorHassam, Childe, 1859-1935
SourceBolotin, Norman, and Christine Laing. The World's Columbian Exposition. Washington D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1992.; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Accession file #38.118;
Subject / KeywordsArt; Artwork; Oil on canvas; Architecture; Buildings; Paintings; Impressionism; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois
Collection PublisherMuseum of Science and Industry, Chicago;
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Resource Identifier38.118
CONTENTdm file name37544181982002_HASSAMOI.jpg
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