Genre. Allegory. Figure. Study for a mural originally executed for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, now in the library at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

The Arts of Peace, 1893

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The Arts of Peace is a study for one of two murals originally painted for the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building at the Chicago World's Fair in 1892-93. Following the Fair, both The Arts of Peace and The Arts of War were given to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where both murals hang in the main reading room of the library. Original documents from the Chicago World’s Fair summarize The Arts of Peace mural: "Every figure seems bent on acquiring knowledge. Even the mother takes time from the care of her babe and becomes an interested listener to words of wisdom. The student, the philosopher, the sage, the maiden and the youth are all represented as worshipers at the shrine of knowledge."

Details
Title
The Arts of Peace
Artist Life
1860–1932
Role
Artist
Accession Number
79.22
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Genre. Allegory. Figure. Study for a mural originally executed for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, now in the library at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.