Art Institute Of Chicago
With less than a week to go until the NATO summit, there are growing signs of the extra security that’s going into place in time for the arrival of NATO delegates this weekend.
The Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago will be closed for three days on the weekend of the NATO Summit.
When contemplating a contribution to arts organizations in the Chicago area, these noteworthy venues consistently exhibit a high standard in creative achievement. Put your money toward a cause that will show results everyone can enjoy.
Chicago locals enjoy hosting out-of-town friends and families. They get to show off the artistic side of this exciting city. Here are some of the unforgettable works of art in Chicago that can’t be missed on the next visit.
A robot with 15 cameras in its head has been recording some of most important works at the Art Institute of Chicago for worldwide distribution, as part of the Google Art Project.
A design student from the School of the Art Institute has been picked to have his artwork displayed in mural form along the Kennedy Expressway.
There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss picks for March.
The Art Institute of Chicago plans to expand its volunteer docent corps to give tours to more school groups in the future.
The strange object that sits on top of the Art Institute of Chicago looks like it comes from another world. It resembles an insect, with a ball in the middle, two solar panels sticking out from the sides like wings, and three legs anchoring it to the ground. The object is an installation by artist Spencer Finch called “Lunar” and it’s completely surreal set against the Chicago skyline…
Last summer, the Art Institute of Chicago named a new president. Now it has a new marketing chief as well.
You walk among Chicago’s iconic buildings each day, but how much do you know about their history? Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention, on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through January 15, offers background on some of our most notable buildings as well as an overview of the distinguished architect’s career.
The famous Art Institute lions won’t be getting their Christmas wreaths until the day after Thanksgiving, but the museum is still getting into the holiday spirit early.
Visiting Chicago’s museums is an enriching experience, but it can be prohibitively expensive. Most area museums schedule free days each year, and Illinois residents can take advantage of extra discounts. Read on for a round up of free days for the rest of 2011 – now you’ll know where to go the next time you have an unexpected day off.
In the rush to get out the door for work, getting dressed in the morning probably isn’t exactly an artistic moment. But clothes are an easy way to express ourselves and they can reflect what’s going on in the world around us. In Japanese Kimono, 1915–1940: From Tradition to Ready-to-Wear, on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through November 13, the modern evolution of the pretty garment is traced through dozens of kimonos on display.
There just ain’t no other place like Chicago. (Don’t judge my grammar now, I’m on a roll here.) We’re radicool (made that word up, sweet, right?), and here are five great movies that recognize that.
Longtime curator Douglas Druick has been named president of the Art Institute of Chicago.
When you sit at a computer all day, cool graphic design, photo-montages and manipulated images are nothing new. But when artists from Central and Eastern Europe decided in the early 20th century to apply modernist sensibilities to everyday objects, it was groundbreaking.
In the newly renovated galleries of African Art and Indian Art of the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago, the space stands out just as much as the artwork, while remaining neutral enough to serve as a backdrop for the objects on view.
With so much happening in our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook what’s right in front of us—a tree losing its leaves or a glass on the table—in favor of more stimulating images and encounters. In her new show at the Art Institute of Chicago, photographer Uta Barth takes those distractions out.
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