Artwork Resource Packets

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This colorful thangka, or scroll painting, represents the Buddha as the master of medicine and teacher of healers. As the patron deity of Tibetan medicine, he is a healer of both the body...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Thangka with Bhaishajyaguru, the Medicine Buddha</em>
Celebrating the joys of family ties, this composition by Doris Lee shows a bustling group of women and children preparing the annual feast in a traditional rural kitchen. This teaching packet...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Thanksgiving</em> by Doris Lee
This sculptural fragment depicts Xilonen, the youthful Aztec (Mexica) goddess of new maize. The many existing carvings of Xilonen suggest her importance in Aztec culture as one of three female maize...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Head of Xilonen, Goddess of Young Maize</em>
The Art Institute’s figure of Shukongojin, with his demon-like body, flaring eyes, and mouth stretched in a scream, might have originally terrified an oncoming visitor to the temple he guarded, but...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Shukongojin</em>
A Kalabari sculptor created this Ancestral Altar Screen as a memorial sculpture after the death of a trading house chief. It is one of many such screens made since the 19th century that...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Ancestral Altar Screen (Duein Fubara)</em>
Presented as a gift to the Art Institute of Chicago in 1977, the America Windows remain an integral symbol of the city’s longstanding relationship with the arts. Artist Marc Chagall began...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>America Windows</em> by Marc Chagall
A Boy in Front of the Loews 125th Street Movie Theater is one of thirty photographs that constitute Harlem, U.S.A., Dawoud Bey’s first significant body of work. In this series, he explores a...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>A Boy in Front of the Loews 125th Street Movie Theater</em>, from the series<em> Harlem, U.S.A </em>
Barbara Kruger is known for works that provocatively integrate photographs and text. Her art reveals and challenges the ways in which images used in the commercial media often perpetuate stereotypes...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>We Will Not Become What We Mean to You</em> by Barbara Kruger
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