BARBARA CRANE: ABBREIVATED RESUME
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS
2016 IIT Professional Achievement Award, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
2015 Silver Camera Award, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
2013 Artist Honoree, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2009 Ruth Horwich Award to a Famous Chicago Artist, Chicago, IL
2007 Honorary Board Member, Ox-Bow, SAIC summer campus, Saugatuck, MI
2006 Distinguished Artist, Union League Club, Chicago, IL
2006 Distinguished Artist, Brown University, Providence, RI
2001 Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award in Photography
1997 Keynote Speaker, Northwest Regional Society for Photographic Education Conference
1993 Honored Educator, National Society for Photographic Education
1988 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, Photography
1987 YWCA Outstanding Achievement Award
1987 Honored Educator/Artist, Midwest Regional Society for Photographic Education
1985 Illinois Arts Council Completion Grant
1979-95 Polaroid Corporation Materials Grants
1979 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, Photography
1974 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship
1995-present Professor Emeritus, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1967-1995 Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1987 Visiting Professor, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, Spring
1983 Visiting Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Fall
1979 Visiting Artist, School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, Spring
1977 Visiting Professor Philadelphia College of Art, University of the Arts, Spring
1969 Visiting Lecturer, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, Spring
1964-67 Chair, Photography Department, New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL
2000 Commission, Chicago in the Year (CITY) 2000
1975 Commission, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 26 murals for Baxter Labs Corporate
Headquarters, Deerfield, IL
1972-79 Photographer, Commission on Chicago Historic and Architectural Landmarks, Chicago, IL
1976 Commission, Chicago Bank of Commerce, mural, Standard Oil Building, Chicago, IL
1966 MS, Photography, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
1950 BA, Art History, New York University, New York, NY
1945-1948 Mills College, Oakland, CA
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, UMBC, Baltimore, MD
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Artothéque Collection, Grenoble, France
Avon Corporation, New York, NY
SELECTED COLLECTIONS (continued)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Collection, Chicago, IL
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
California Museum of Photography, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA
Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
Centre de photographie de Lectoure, Lectoure, France
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL, Barbara Crane Landmark Commission Collection (416 prints)
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Collection, Chicago, IL
DePaul Art Museum, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Detroit Zoological Institute, Detroit, MI
Fonds Nationale D’Art Contemporaine, France
Hammer Museum, Grunwald Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
The JP Morgan Chase Art Collection
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Haverford College, Haverford, PA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY
The Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Tokyo, Japan
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Musee de L'Elysee Lausanne, France
Museet Moderna, Stockholm, Sweden
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD Museum), Providence, RI
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
Paris Audiovisuel, France
Philadephia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Polaroid International Collection, Offenbach, Germany
Polaroid North American Collection, Cambridge, MA
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries Archive, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Barbara Crane
Landmark Commission Photographs (460 prints and negatives)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2011 Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA,
Feb 10-May 1.
2009-10 Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, Oct 3, 2009-Jan 10,
2009 Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX,
Feb 14-May 10, book.
1991 Barbara Crane: A Decade of Photography 1980-1990, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central
Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, Jan 7-25.
1989 Barbara Crane: The Last Decade 1979-1989, Catherine Edelman Gallery,
Chicago, IL, Oct 13-Nov 11.
1983-85 Barbara Crane: Captured, Polaroid Traveling Exhibition Program,
Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA, Sept 21-Nov 4, 1983,
traveled to Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, Oct 2, 1984-Jan 6, 1985, Texas
Women's University, Denton, TX, Oct 1985.
1983 Barbara Crane: The Evolution of a Vision, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of
Maryland Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD, Apr 7-May 15, catalog.
1981-82 Barbara Crane: 1948-1980, traveling exhibition, Center for Creative Photography, University
of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Sept 27-Nov 5, 1981, book; Mulvane Art Center, Washburn
University, Topeka, KS, Jan 10-31, 1982; Museum of Contemporary Photography,
Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Apr 1982, poster, book.
1974 Barbara Crane, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI.
SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS - over 100 since 1966 including:
2014 Barbara Crane: Chicago Loop 1976-1978, Higher Pictures, New York, NY, May 15-Jun 21.
From Coloma to Covert: Barbara Crane Photographs, South Haven Center for the Arts, South
Haven, MI, June 8 – July 20.
2013 Barbara Crane and John Miller: a Colorful Couple, Chicago Photography Gallery,
two-person, May 3-June 9.
2012 Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, Brierly Gallery, New Trier High School, Winnetka IL, Feb 3-
2011 Barbara Crane: An Infernal Beauty, ThinkArt, Chicago, IL, Mar 18-Apr 30.
2010 Barbara Crane: Private Views, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Sept 9-Oct 16.
2010 Barbara Crane: Challenging Vision, Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris, France,
Jan 14-Feb 20.
2009-10 Barbara Crane: Repeats, Higher Pictures, New York, NY, Dec 17 2009-Jan 30 2010.
2018 Barbara Crane: The Polariod Years, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL, Mar 2-Apr 14.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Sir Elton John Photography Collection
Smithsonian American Museum, Washington, DC
Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
Spertus Museum, Spertus Museum of Jewish Studies, Chicago, IL
SELECTED COLLECTIONS (continued)
Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Union League Club of Chicago Art Collection, Chicago, IL
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
University of Louisville Photographic Archives, Louisville, KY
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
WestLicht Museum of Photography, Vienna, Austria (43 unique Polaroid pieces)
SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS (continued)
2003 Barbara Crane: Mid-Career at Seventy-Five, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL,
July 11-Aug 30.
Barbara Crane: Still Lifes - Natures Mortes, Photosynkyria 2003, Macedonia
Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, Feb 1-28.
2002 Barbara Crane: Together, FLATFILE Gallery, two-person, Sept 13-Oct 12.
Barbara Crane: Urban Anomalies, Museum of Contemporary Photography,
Chicago, IL, Mar 22-May 18, catalog.
2001-02 Barbara Crane: Chicago Loop, LaSalle Bank, Chicago, IL, Dec 1, 2001-Feb 28,
2002; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, Mar 21-
June 15, 2002, monograph.
1998 Barbara Crane, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK, Mar 5-Apr 3.
1997 Barbara Crane, Lallak + Tom, Chicago, IL, Nov 7 - Dec 31.
Barbara Crane: Woodland Vestiges: From Coloma to Covert, Mills College Art Gallery,
Oakland, CA, Feb 4-Mar 16.
1994 Sticks and Stones, Gallery 954, Chicago, IL, Sept 9-Oct 15.
Barbara Crane: Photographie, Galerie Suzel Berna, Paris, France, May 4-June 11.
1993 Harmonic Distortions, Prague House of Photograp