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One of the most recognizable paintings in the Art Institute's collection, Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte," doesn't quite look like how it originally did when it first went on display in 1886. Over the years, the paints have faded and changed color quite a bit. A reconstructed version of the painting (a full-size digital print), along with 130 other pieces of Seurat artwork, will be going on display in a new show at the museum, due to open June 19th. Information on the new show is available at the Art Institute site, and members can purchase tickets for the show now. (The general public must wait until May 15.)

 
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