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Taylor L. Poulin is Assistant Curator at the Terra Foundation for American Art, where she helps develop and implement exhibitions of historical American art. Prior to this, she spent three years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as the Curatorial Associate in American Art, where she co-curated the 2016 traveling exhibition The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. Taylor has contributed to various exhibition catalogues and has been published in American Art Review and American Arts Quarterly. She completed her M.A. at Tufts University focusing on American modernism, and her undergraduate studies in art history at the University of Notre Dame. Taylor’s research interests include women artists, government-funded art, and global expressions of modernism. She resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Sally Sexton Kalmbach is a fourth generation Chicagoan that has been designing and giving walking tours in the city for 15 years. She has taught classes in Chicago history at the Newberry Library, and has given numerous speeches and customized tours for individuals and small groups. Her expertise and ability to present material in an accessible, yet informative manner have resulted in a loyal following. Sally is the author of two books about Chicago history: "The Jewel of the Gold Coast, "Mrs. Potter Palmer's Chicago" and "Mrs. Thorne's World of Miniatures"
Sarah Bond is an art historian, independent scholar, and tour guide. Born and raised in Chicago, she received a BA from Williams College and a PhD in Art History from Harvard University, specializing in Medieval Art. She has lectured on a variety of topics and taught at DePaul University. Sarah has been leading customized tours at the Art Institute of Chicago since 2005. Recently, she has developed tours of the newly opened Deering Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor. Sarah is also an expert on Chicago churches and has taught and researched in that field. Her church tours take people into the diverse neighborhoods of the city and are a good way to explore local Chicago history, ethnicity, and cuisine.
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