Gloria Groom

Gloria Groom

Gloria Groom, the Art Institute's David and Mary Winton Green Curator of 19th Century European Painting and Sculpture and newly appointed Chair of European Painting and Sculpture, has a busy 2016 planned. Her exhibition Van Gogh’s Bedrooms (opening on February 14) brings together Vincent van Gogh’s three bedroom paintings for the very first time in North America. Our Member Magazinerecently spoke with her about everything from new Van Gogh conservation research to her cocktail of choice. 

Gustave Caillebotte

Urban Impressionist


This handsome volume offers new insight into one of the most engaging personalities of the Impressionist Movement.

Caillebotte's vivid representations of Parisian life bridged the gap between Realism and Impressionism during the 1870s and early 1880s. His Paris Street: Rainy Day and Floorscrapers — each the subject of a fascinating, extensively illustrated analysis in this book — have become icons of the Impressionists' devotion to scenes of modern urban life.

Prepared by an international team of scholars to accompany the major 1994–95 retrospective organized by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Musée d'Orsay, Paris, and The Art Institute of Chicago, Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist reproduces 89 of his paintings and 28 of his drawings and studies, many of them from little-known private collections. Thoughtful essays examine both his work and his crucial role as an early patron and promoter of Impressionism. A chronology, list of exhibitions, and selected bibliography provide additional invaluable information.

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