Griffin Court: Saturday–Wednesday, 6:00–11:30 p.m. Pritzker Garden: Saturday–Wednesday, 6:00–11:30 p.m. May through September (weather permitting)
Griffin Court: 29 x 202 feet Pritzker Garden: 45 x 108 feet
Griffin Court: 8,065 Pritzker Garden: 4,815
An elegant and light-filled venue, Griffin Court is the entranceway to the museum’s Modern Wing, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Its spacious and luminous blank canvas can be arranged to host seated dinners and large-scale receptions, making Griffin Court one of the most sought-after special events space within the Art Institute.
Pritzker Garden is a private oasis of rest and contemplation. This special event space, with its open terrace and serene garden, is the perfect complement to Griffin Court. Pritzker Garden offers a shaded space for your guests to mingle while still being able to enjoy the outdoors.
Pritzker Garden is adjacent to Griffin Court, being separated only by a floor-to-ceiling glass wall. Your guests will be able to flow between the spaces without missing a beat of the event excitement.
1 hour 46 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Happy birthday to Winslow Homer. In 1883 the artist moved to a small coastal village in Maine, where he created a series of paintings of the sea unparalleled in American art. The paintings he created after 1882 focused almost exclusively on humankind’s age-old contest with nature.
In The Herring Net, Homer depicted the heroic efforts of fishermen at their daily work. While one fisherman hauls in the netted and glistening herring, the other unloads the catch. Utilizing the teamwork so necessary for survival, both strive to steady the precarious boat as it rides the incoming swells. Homer’s isolation of these two figures underscores the monumentality of their task: the elemental struggle against a sea that both nurtures and deprives.
See five paintings by Winslow Homer in Gallery 171 of American Art—http://bit.ly/2l89rfx
15 hours 45 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Put your own creative spin on 30 masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago. Our coloring book is now available online at the Museum Shop.
20 hours 56 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT The Boy Scouts check out Whistler’s Mother, on view at the Art Institute for the Chicago World’s Fair, 1933.
Whistler’s iconic painting has only been exhibited at the Art Institute on two occasions: once in 1933 and again in 1954 for the exhibition Sargent, Whistler, and Mary Cassatt. See this beloved American portrait—at the Art Institute again for the first time in over 60 years—starting March 4.