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Art Institute's 'A Sunday On La Grande Jatte' To Be Displayed Reframed On Jan. 27

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Everything seems a little brighter after a wardrobe refresh, but sometimes a makeover can take a little longer.

The Art Institute originally planned to unveil Georges Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" Thursday, but visitors will have to wait until another week to see it in a refreshed gallery space in its new frame.

The painting is being restored and reframed, and will be hung up again on Tuesday, but the gallery where it's displayed won't reopen to the public until next Thursday, Jan. 27.

Seurat painted the iconic artwork in 1886 and it's been at the Art Institute for 98 years. If you would like to see it when it returns next week, admission is free on weekdays for Illinois residents through March 17th.  You must get tickets in advance, show proof of vaccination and wear a mask.

The restoration project was funded by a grant from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project, which as helped preserve thousands of individual pieces of art at museums in 36 countries. "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" was one of 23 restoration projects awarded a grant in 2021.

 

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