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Art Institute of Chicago Launches Adopt-a-Dot Campaign for Seurat

This holiday season, instead of giving the tired gift of a star, art lovers have the opportunity to adopt one of the seemingly innumerable dots that compose Georges Seurat’s beloved A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. For those who choose to “Adopt-a-Dot!,” as the Art Institute of Chicago’s campaign is called, they receive a commemorative pin in one of the six colors chosen from the 1884 iconic piece of pointillism. Additionally, the dot’s adoptive parent receives a card describing the location of his or her dot. The dot-adoption program supports the Art Institute’s conservatory and curatorial departments. For $10, adopters receive one dot, while $25 gets you three, and $50 warrants all six colors available—light blue, red, green, pink, dark blue, black. For more information how to adopt your Seurat dot, go to the Art Institute of Chicago’s Web site.