James N. Bay Anne Searle Bent Neil G. Bluhm Barbara Bluhm-Kaul Linda S. Buonanno John S. Chapman Lester N. Coney A. Steven Crown Shawn M. Donnelley Janet Duchossois Fred Eychaner Aaron Fleischman Karen Frank Jay Franke Denise B. Gardner Sarah N. Garvey Matthew R. Gibson Jean Goldman James A. Gordon Kenneth C. Griffin Joseph P. Gromacki Ann E. Grube Darrel Hackett Adnaan Hamid Caryn Harris Stephanie Field Harris David C. Hilliard Pamela Joyner Judy Keller Barbara Levy Kipper Rita Knox Jay Frederick Krehbiel Anstiss Hammond Krueck Paul Lambert Eric P. Lefkofsky Lawrence F. Levy Robert M. Levy Barry L. MacLean John F. Manley H. George Mann Joe Mansueto Howard M. McCue, III Eric T. McKissack Cary D. McMillan Samuel M. Mencoff Sylvia M. Neil Alexandra C. Nichols Harvey Plotnick Anne R. Pramaggiore Thomas J. Pritzker Bob Rennie J. Christopher Reyes Linda Johnson Rice Andrew M. Rosenfield Shirley Welsh Ryan Michael J. Sacks Ellen Sandor Scott Santi Gordon Segal Sophia Shaw Brenda M. Shapiro Stephanie Sick Prabhakant Sinha Louis B. Susman Marilynn Thoma David J. Vitale Frederick H. Waddell Reeve Waud Roger L. Weston
Karen B. Alexander Marilynn B. Alsdorf E.M. Bakwin John H. Bryan Gilda Buchbinder Carolyn S. Bucksbaum Frances Comer Mike Fox Barbara E. Franke Stanley M. Freehling Richard Gray Mary Winton Green Mary Jaharis Leonard H. Lavin Julius Lewis Lewis Manilow Beatrice Cummings Mayer Stuart D. Mishlove Isobel Neal Judith Neisser Marian Phelps Pawlick Manfred Steinfeld Irving Stenn, Jr. Donna Stone
Ex Officio Honorary Trustees
Rahm Emanuel Mayor, City of Chicago
Jesse Ruiz President, Chicago Park District
Michael P. Kelly General Superintendent and CEO, Chicago Park District
Dan Widawsky Comptroller, City of Chicago
Robert M. Levy
Chair, Board of Trustees
Anne Searle Bent Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Denise B. Gardner Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Cary D. McMillan Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
J. Christopher Reyes Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Andrew M. Rosenfield Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
David J. Vitale Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Frederick H. Waddell Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Jay Krehbiel Treasurer, Board of Trustees
James Rondeau President and Eloise W. Martin Director, The Art Institute of Chicago
Elissa Tenny President, School of the Art Institute
Julia E. Getzels Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
41 min 19 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Design Episodes: Form, Style, Language
Beginning in the 1970s, architecture and design exploded with an embrace of bold colors, pastiche, historical references, and fractured forms—everything that devotees of modernism had sought to exclude from the process of design.
Explore different expressions of this transgressive moment after modernism in an exhibition presented in three suites of seminal pieces from the Art Institute’s collection, focusing on the modern chair, postmodern design, and contemporary graphic identities.
22 hours 46 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—It has been argued that the bird-beaked dinosaurs that once roamed Central Asia were the iconographic inspiration for the griffin, a ferocious mythical creature revered among the ancient Greeks for its protective powers. Local inhabitants may have spread tales about their ferocity to discourage marauders from looting their wealth.
These two bronze griffins were once riveted to the shoulder of a ceremonial vessel, placed in a religious sanctuary by a prosperous Greek to demonstrate his piety and display his wealth.The griffins are highly agitated; their mouths are agape and their tongues curl up as they screech bloodcurdling warnings to ward off intruders.
See these terrifying creatures in Gallery 151 of Ancient Art.
1 day 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago COMING SOON—Whistler’s Mother: An American Icon Returns to Chicago
Painted in 1871, the portrait better known today as “Whistler’s Mother” was intended to demonstrate the artist’s recent focus on tonal harmonies over subject matter. It came to be lauded as an icon beloved by Americans but rarely seen in the United States.
This focused installation explores Whistler’s use of family members as subjects, his abstract treatment of conventional genres such as portraiture and landscape, and the art of his professional ambition.
OPENING MARCH 4—http://bit.ly/2lNJAgU