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Shall We Grab a Drink? Challenging representations of drinking and drinkers

MA students
18 December 2023 - 11 March 2024
Online exhibition

From Ancient China and Greece to a night out with the lads; from Christian eucharist to a Cosmopolitan cocktail; this exhibition will explore how artists from all around the globe represent drinking and drinkers.

Enter this exhibition and get intoxicated by the artworks.

We cannot guarantee that you won’t be hungover by the time you leave.

This exhibition uses pictures from the Art Institute of Chicago’s open access collection.

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Shall We Grab a Drink? is part of a wider series of online exhibitions curated by Art Gallery and Museum Studies and Arts Management and Heritage MA students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, as part of an Interpretations course module.

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Vincent van Gogh, The Drinkers, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 1890 (detail). Oil on canvas, 59.4 × 73.4 cm (23 3/8 × 28 7/8 in. Credit: Joseph Winterbotham Collection. Reference Number: 1953.178. Art Institute of Chicago. CC0 Public Domain Designation.