: : From the Archives : : 

Works from the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection
have been featured in the following selected Museum Exhibitions and Publications:


 A Panoramic View, Digital photo by James Prinz Photography, Courtesy of Richard and Ellen Sandor

A Panoramic View, Digital photo by James Prinz Photography, Courtesy of Richard and Ellen Sandor


Recent Museum Exhibitions

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, Intuit Traveling Exhibition, 2018-2020

John Waters: Indecent Exposure, Baltimore Museum of Art,  2018-2019

Picasso Picabia - Painting Defied, Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, 2018

Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions,1965–2016, MoMA, New York, 2018

From Vietnam to Berlin, Asia Culture Institute, Gwangju, Republic of Korea, 2018

Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich. L’avant-garde russe à Vitebsk, Pompidou Centre, Paris, 2018

Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test, Art Institute of Chicago, 2017-18


Past Museum Exhibitions

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, Art Institute of Chicago, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2016-17

Sharp, Clear Pictures: Edward Steichen’s World War I and Condé Nast Years, Art Institute of Chicago, 2014

Steichen ǀ Warhol: Picturing Fame, Northwestern Block Museum of Art, 2014

Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977, Art Institute of Chicago, 2012

Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2011-12

Cubes and Anarchy: Geometry in David Smith, Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2011-12

The Spectacular of Vernacular, Walker Art Center, 2011

No Heaven Awaits Us: Contemporary Chinese Photography & Video, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, 2011

Touch and Go: Ray Yoshida and His Spheres of Influence, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010-11

The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, Museum of Modern Art, 2010

Twisted Pair: Marcel Duchamp / Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol Museum, 2010

Ed Paschke Curated by Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, 2010

Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention, The Jewish Museum 2009-10

Photography on Display: Modern Treasures, Art Institute of Chicago, 2009

Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2009

Finding Beauty: The Art of Lee Godie, INTUIT, 2008-09

Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia, TATE Modern, 2008

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, Walker Art Center; Whitney Museum of Art; UCLA Hammer Museum; 2007-08

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, MOCA, 2007

Panic Attack!, Barbican Centre, 2007

Made in California:  Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2000-01

Ray Yoshida-A Retrospective 1968-1998, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, 1998

HARLEM: Its Renaissance and After, HARLEM: Its Renaissance and After, NIU Art Museum Altgeld Gallery Northern Illinois University, 1998

Hall of Mirrors:  Art and Film Since 1945, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Palazzo delle Exposizioni, Rome; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 1996-98

Art in Chicago:1945-1995, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 1996-97

Outsider Art: An Exploration of Chicago Collections, Chicago Cultural Center, 1996-97

Tina Modotti:  Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; 1995-96

Annette Messager, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; 1995-96

Rephotographing the Subject, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, 1995

Andre Kertész 1894-1985:  A Centennial Celebration, Art Institute of Chicago, 1994-95

Black Male: Representations of Maculinity in Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1994-95

Sacred Spaces and Other Places:  The Artists in the Landscape, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1993

Rodin: Sculpture and Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1993

Inscapes: Annette Messager, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1992

Lisette Model, National Gallery of Canada; Photographer's Gallery in London; Museum Ludwig; 1991-92

Group Portrait: The American Avant-Garde, National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C., 1991

Jeanne Dunning:  Bodies of Work, University Galleries, 1991

Cindy Sherman:  The Masters Series, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1991

Cuba-USA, Fondo Del Sol Visual Art & Media Center; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Lehigh University; Johns Hopkins University; Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art; Minnesota Museum of Art; 1990-92

Visions, The Arts Club of Chicago, 1990

Ed Paschke: Paintings, Art Institute of Chicago, Musee National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Dallas Museum of Art; 1989-90

Double Take:  Advertising Reconsidered, The Contemporary Arts Center, 1989

On the Art of Fixing A Shadow: 150 Years of Photography, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; 1989-90

A Forest of Signs:  Art in the Crisis of Representation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; St. Louis Art Museum; 1989

The Art of Photography:  150 Years, 1839-1989, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Australian National Gallery; Royal Avademy of Art; Sezon Museum of Art; 1989-90

Man Ray's Paris Portraits: 1921-1939, Middendorf Gallery, 1989

Perpetual Motif:  The Art of Man Ray, National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C; Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; Menil Collection Houston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; 1988-90

Currents 12: Simulations, New American Conceptualism, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1987-88

Fashion and Surrealism, F.I.T. Galleries, 1987-88

Roger Brown, Hirshorn Museum, Washington D.C., 1987

German Photographs of the 20s and 30s from Chicago Collections, Northwestern Block Museum of Art, 1987

Edward Weston, A Centennial Celebration: Photographs from Chicago Collections, Art Institute of Chicago, 1987

Andre Kertész of Paris and New York, Art Institute of Chicago; Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1985-86

Picture Taking:  Weegee,  Evans, Levine, Mapplethorpe, Northwestern Block Museum of Art, 1985

States of War, Seattle Art Museum, 1985

Photographs and Portfolios by Paul Strand, Art Institute of Chicago; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; 1983

200 Years of American Painting from Chicago Collections, Terra Museum of American Art, 1983

Atget from Chicago Collections, Art Institute of Chicago, 1982

Photography in Chicago Collections, Art Institute of Chicago, 1982


Related Publications

Cox, Donna, Sandor, Ellen and Fron, Janine.  New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital ArtsUniversity of Illinois Press, 2018.

Witkovsky, Matthew S. and Fore, Devin. Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test, Art Institute of Chicago, 2017.

Witkovsky, Matthew S. and Eliel, Carol. Moholy-Nagy: Future PresentArt Institute of Chicago, 2016.

Witkovsky, Matthew S., Godfrey, Mark and Kelsey, Robin. Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977, Art Institute of Chicago, 2012.

Butler, Cornelia and Mark, Lisa Gabrielle.  WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution. The MIT Press, 2007.


 A Panoramic View, Digital photo by James Prinz Photography, Courtesy of Richard and Ellen Sandor

A Panoramic View, Digital photo by James Prinz Photography, Courtesy of Richard and Ellen Sandor