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THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
IN thj middle pages of this Bulletin
(pa~*s 23 to 26) will be found the pro-
gramme of successive exhibitions, lec-
tures, etc., to be held at the Art Institute
this season. This portion of the Bulletin may
easily be detached and preserved separately.
TWO INROS OR JAPANESE MEDICINE CASES.
From the Collection presented by Mrs. George T. Smith. 1 907
At the right hand of the cut is a priest's inrd
of red and gold lacquer in the form of a
Mokgyo. The top is of heads of dragons,
and on the sides are scales of fish and an impe-
rial crest. Ojime, a carved silver bead show-
ing the various articles used by the Buddhist
priests in their ceremonies. Netsuke, an
ivory button inlaid with jade, coral, and
tortoise shell. Signed Akiharu.
At the left hand an inro of Gyobu lac-
quer inlaid with gold. Design of rats pul-
ling a treasure bag. The coats on the rats
are inlaid with Somada and Tuishu lacquer.
By ToyO. Ojime, a carved brass monkey
with gold coat. Netsuke, open work carved
ivory with silver and Shibuichi inlay.
Signed, but names too worn to decipher.
Arrangements have been made with Mrs.
J. B. Sherwood to conduct visitors through
the galleries and explain the collections, with-
out charge, at regular intervals. These classes
or gallery tours will be held every Thursday
at 3 p. m., beginning Oct. 8. Members and
visitors of all kinds will be welcome.
THE COMING THREE MONTHS
The most active season of the year is at
hand. Upon Tuesday, October 20, the
Annual Exhibition of American Oil Paintings
and Sculpture will be opened by an afternoon
Reception, at which the ladies of the Fort-
nightly and Woman's Clubs, the Antiquarian
Society, and the Municipal Art League will
assist. This exhibition is made up as follows:
About 50 pictures of American painters in
Europe are selected by Miss Sara Hallowell,
the representative of the Art Institute, from