Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 9th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 9th Floor; Across from Rm. 911/Right of women's restroom

Passages

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.211.1
Artist:
Rosemary Ellis
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1998
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 42.25 in Width: 54 in
Description:
Two large column bases in grays with organic interweaving pattern on the base.
Historical Context:
The columns at the main entry of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History are a passageway into knowledge. This building is modeled on the Fine Arts Building of Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893, which housed many of the treasures in Marshall Field's collection. It survived the great Chicago fire, and in 1911 Marshall Field commissioned the architect, Daniel Burnham, to build the Museum of Natural History on the site, incorporating the same architectural style as the original Fine Arts Building.