A Sunday afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte

One of the paintings I was keen to see on a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago was Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, the French Pointillist painter.  This is the work that inspired Stephen Sondheim to write the musical, Sunday in the Park with George.

Thanks to The History Blog, I noticed this.  To commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the painting the Institute has an adopt a dot fund raiser.  It’s such a creative idea to enable as many people as possible to support such great collections and keep them accessible to us all.

Lynn Walsh – workshop and meeting facilitator – Sydney

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