Mother Dearest

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. That’s right procrastinating children everywhere, mark May 9 on your calendars. As you pick out the perfect card and put in your order for festive bouquet at the florist, consider giving Mommy dearest something a little different. That’s right, just in time for the most maternal of holidays, just what Mom always wanted…a dot.


A dot, you say? Yes, a dot. But this is no ordinary dot. This is a dot from Georges Seurat’s famous A Sunday on La Grande Jatte 1884, which is 125 years old this year. You can choose from six colors (three of which are limited edition): like sun-catching Light Green, understated Orange, wind in the sails White, sky is the limit Light Blue, burst of brightness Red, or blushing beauty Pink. The cost for adopting these color swatches? 1 for $10, 3 for $25, or all six shades for $50. What does your Mom get out of this adoption? Well, an awesome commemorative button of her beloved dot as well as a description of the role it plays in the painting as a whole. Oh, and you get that warm fuzzy feeling of having helped fund the conservation of one of the great art masterpieces.


Adopt your dot online at the Art Institute of Chicago. And if you’re too late to get one for Mother’s Day, don’t worry, Father’s Day is just around the corner.

One Response to “Mother Dearest”

  1. Keeping Up With the Bones : Museumist on August 27th, 2013

    […] decided to adopt. If zoo patrons can adopt a polar bear, and Art Institute of Chicago fans can adopt a dot from Seurat’s Sunday on La Grande Jatte, why can’t visitors to the Mutter Museum adopt […]

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