Visit to the University of Chicago

The fall 2017 meeting of the Midwestern Art Cataloging Discussion Group (MACDG) was held in conjunction with the Visual Resources Association-Midwest Chapter on October 13 at the University of Chicago. Attendees hailed from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Our day began with a tour of the newly-redesigned Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, culminating with a visit to the exhibition Jayna Zweiman: Welcome Blanket, a participatory project using handmade blankets to address issues of immigration and refugee resettlement. MACDG and VRA-Midwest then held back-to-back business meetings, discussing current projects at their members’ institutions, which are detailed further on the “past meetings” page.

After lunch the group traveled north to the Loop for an afternoon of tours, including the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Video Data Bank, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, including a look at technical services initiatives, the Flaxman Library stacks, and the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection.


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