The Art World in Downtown Chicago, Then and Now

Project Information

Project Summary: 

This project looks at specific sites in Chicago's art world in both the late nineteenth and early twenty-first centuries, focusing on the area known as Chicago's Loop. We trace these "sites" with a StoryMap JS from the Knight Lab at Northwestern University. They are chosen for their geographic proximity as much as other factors, with the idea that interested persons could conduct a walking tour, in person, of these sites in Chicago. 

Faculty Chicago Fellow:

Miguel de Baca, Associate Professor of Art History, Lake Forest College

Chicago Fellows Year: 


Chicago Fellows Research Assistant: 

Kayla Whitney, Lake Forest College '17

Further Information: 

Special research assistance, writing, and photography by Lake Forest College students Luca Ferincz '19 and  Kayla Whitney '17

Content produced by students in the Lake Forest College course Art History 485: "Means and Methods of Art Historians"

Students: Erika Beishen, Gabriella Bomben, Hanna Chang, Estelle Lewis, Anna Schoen, Peyton Sukenic, Madeline Weber, Kayla Whitney