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BULLETIN OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 



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teat supervision is supplied by Miss Buckley, 
the Principal of the Normal Department and 
her Assistant, Miss Baker. Including these 
normal teachers and the student teachers of 
juvenile classes there are now somewhat 
more than one hundred instructors at work 
week by week. 

It is scarcely probable that this great 
attendance will be permanent, but no doubt 
many of the teachers will continue their art 
studies. Meanwhile the happy result has 
been that a considerable proportion, more than 
one in four of all the class-room teachers in 
the city have been in our classes, and have 
formed close relations with the Art Institute 
within the last six months, which is of 
itself a most desirable thing. 

Regular courses of art study suitable for 
public school teachers have long been estab- 
lished in our Saturday school. It is proba- 
ble that these courses will now be more 
carefully organized and will be permanently 
continued in the evening school. Such a 
sympathetic relation, without any actual 
official connection, will be advantageous both 
to the schools and the museum. 



THE PRESENT ARCHITECTURAL EXHIBITION 
The Exhibition of the Chicago Architec- 
tural Club, now in progress, has a different 
character from previous exhibitions. It is 
almost exclusively a local exhibit, and the 
allied arts, sculpture and mural decoration, 
and furnishings of all kinds, are strongly re- 
presented. The aim was not only to make 
the exhibition more interesting to the general 
public, but to give a clearer idea of the scope 
of an architect's work in connection with 
buildings. 

Among the designs from out of town are 
especially noteworthy those by Cram, Good- 



hue and Ferguson, their exhibit including 
several cathedrals. 

The range of subjects shown on the walls 
is very great; the office building, club and 
small cottage are illustrated by sketches, 
working drawings and photographs. One 
large building (the Corn Exchange National 
Bank) is represented completely by models 
of the exterior and the interior. The building 
was studied by the architects in the model 
before the final drawings were made. 

The close relationship of sculpture and ar- 
chitecture is illustrated in the model of the 
Supreme Court Building at Springfield, 111., 
and the two full-size groups by Mr. Mulli- 
gan. 

What sculpture does on the exterior, mu- 
ral decoration does on the interior ; it adds 
charming bits of interest to the composi- 
tion and softens the more or less hard archi- 
tectural lines. The principal decorators of 
the country are represented either by actual 
paintings or sketches or photographs of their 
work. 

Architectural details in different materials 
are shown by different firms, in bronze, cast 
iron, marble, stained glass, tile and cement. 
The arts and crafts are represented by ex- 
amples of furniture, light fixtures, hangings, 
rugs, etc., effectively grouped. 

Among the work of the Architectural Club 
is especially to be noted the foreign traveling 
scholarship drawings, which are remarkably 
successful this year, the subject being a Pub- 
lic Bath and Gymnasium. Besides this there 
are the prize winning drawings of competi- 
tions held during the year dealing with civic 
problems. The Chicago School of Archi- 
tecture, besides some interesting school work, 
exhibits the envoi drawings by Tony Gar- 
nier of the Arch of Titus in Rome, purchased 
by the School during the last year.