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Screamin' Jay Hawkins is a vibrantly colored image of the well-known rhythm-and-blues performer of the same name. Artist Karl Wirsum, whose works are characterized by flat areas of bold...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Screamin' Jay Hawkins</em> by Karl Wirsum
This comparative time line illustrating works of art from the Art Institute’s collection presents a selection of events—artistic, cultural, political, and social—from the origins of human...
Timeline: When in Africa, When in the World
A brief essay focusing on Archibald J. Motley, Jr.'s Nightlife. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: Nightlife by Archibald Motley, Jr.
In Nightlife, Archibald Motley uses both color and composition to convey a sense of energy and high spririts. The tilted perspective and overlapping limbs convey a sense of constriction and...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Nightlife</em> by Archibald Motley, Jr.
This essay examines the painting Nightlife in which Motley uses both color and composition to convey a sense of energy and high spririts. The tilted perspective and overlapping limbs convey...
Essay: <em>Nightlife</em> by Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
This teachers' manual was created to complement Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist, a retrospective exhibition held at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995. The manual analyzes the political,...
Teacher Manual: Gustave Caillebotte and the City in Art
This teacher manual is an extension of a project which began in 1995 with a group of teachers from Lane Technical High School. Chicago: City in Art was committed to the professional...
Teacher Manual: Chicago: The City in Art: A Curriculum Guide for Teachers
In her talk from April 7, 2007, artist Sumakshi Singh discusses the impact of minimalist works by Richard Tuttle on her own intricately detailed installations and experimental performances.
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Audio Lecture: Artists Connect: Sumakshi Singh Connects with Richard Tuttle
Dawoud Bey presents photographs from his recent book Class Pictures: Portraits of American Teenagers and discusses his work with David Travis, chair of the Department of Photography.
Audio Lecture: Dawoud Bey
Artist Jana Gunstheimer's semi-fictional organization Nova Porta proposes to offer "People without Social Function" an opportunity to find purpose through group cohesion and rigid hierarchy. Listen...
Audio Lecture: Jana Gunstheimer
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