The Art Institute's collection of twentieth-century painting and sculpture, one of the most important of its kind in the world, is celebrated in this handsomely designed, beautifully illustrated volume. A selection of 142 innovative works by leading artists of the period includes Picasso's Old Guitarist, Brancusi's Golden Bird, Matisse's Bathers by a River, and Hopper's Nighthawks. The publication opens with an introduction to the history of the collection, followed by lively entries on all of the featured works.
The Art Institute of Chicago, 1996 11 x 11 in.; 160 pages; 148 color illustrations ISBN 0-86559-096-6
3 hours 11 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago THURSDAY at 6:00—Join us for a tour of works in our collection presented in American Sign Language with voice interpretation.
23 hours 59 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.
1 day 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Icelandic artist/musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s intensely durational works often manifest a rare synthesis of pathos and humor.
A Lot of Sorrow is both a music video and extended concert film, in which The National performs its ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours. See the song take on new layers of meaning as the hours pass and fatigue sets in.
Closing October 16—http://bit.ly/2du3GXh