Now Available to Search in Eight Centuries: Art Institute of Chicago Catalog
22 February 2023 by Paratext Editorial

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Another recent addition to Eight Centuries is now ready to search by your patrons: the Art Institute of Chicago Catalog.

Founded in 1879, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the premier art institutions in the United States. The catalog searchable in Eight Centuries contains over 120,000 records describing artworks from as far back as the ancient world and as recent as the contemporary period. Links to catalog entries on the Art Institute website are provided, which include full images where available.

Within this fascinating and multifarious collection, find one of the strongest Impressionist collections in the United States, examples of Bengali terra cotta sculpture from the 1st century BCE, North African jewelry made from fossil resin, and much more.


Users of Eight Centuries can access entries from the Art Institute of Chicago Catalog. Check your institution’s database subscriptions to find if you have access to Eight Centuries, or sign up for a free trial at

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