Pritzker Galleries of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Guest Capacity: 350
Availability: Daily, 6:00–11:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9:00–11:00 p.m.
Make your special event a masterpiece! Over the course of more than a century, the Art Institute of Chicago has assembled one of the world's finest and largest collections of French Impressionist art. Masterworks include Caillebotte's unforgettable Paris Street; Rainy Day, Seurat's monumental A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884, Renoir's luminous Two Sisters (On the Terrace), and Monet's famous Water Lilies, along with beloved paintings by Impressionism's biggest names—Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh.
Your guests be delighted as they walk amid these famous works of 19th-century French art. Enhance your special event and private gallery viewing with a docent who will conduct guided tours of the collection, or simply let your guests view the galleries at their leisure. Regardless of your selection, these amazing galleries will offer your guests a rare and intimate opportunity to privately view a world-class collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.
4 hours 41 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago "Be a good craftsman; it won't stop you being a genius.”
Advice from Pierre-Auguste Renoir, on his birthday.
See 13 paintings by the great French Impressionist—now on view: http://bit.ly/2lj3AVq
22 hours 44 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Go
Speed is both a product of modern life and an agent of it. At the turn of the 20th century, new technologies of mobility and transmission—trains, cars, airplanes, radio, film, television, to name only a few—increased the pace of life, collapsing distances between people and places and assaulting the senses.
Go, the second exhibition in the Art Institute’s Modern Series, explores how artists responded to different ways of experiencing and seeing the world in the accelerated modern age—through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, designed objects, textiles, books, and films.
1 day 3 hours 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