Ballplayers, Gods, and Rainmaker Kings: Masterpieces from Ancient Mexico celebrates the bicentennial fo Mexico's independence from Spain and the centennial fo the 1910 Revolution, which led to the creation of the modern Mexican republic. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue—drawn from the collections of the Museo Nacional de Antropología de la Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa; and the Art Institute of Chicago—present seventeen sculptural masterpieces from Mexico's ancient civilizations, revealing the distinctive styles and symbolic forms of different societies that flourished between 900 B.C. and A.D. 1521. While stylistically and conceptually diverse, these compelling objects share a fundamental worldview, in which human society was perceived as an integral part of the dynamic order of nature. Published as a bilingual text, the beautifully illustrated catalogue also reiterates the museum's commitment and outreach to the large Spanish-speaking community in Chicago and throughout the world.
The Art Institute of Chicago, September 2010 9 1/2 x 8 5/8 in.;40 pages; 40 illustrations ISBN: 978-0-865-59242-1
2 hours 4 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Design Episodes: The Modern Chair
Explore the evolution of the modern chair in the 20th century with iconic examples from makers like Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, and Harry Bertoia, among others.
THE MODERN CHAIR—http://bit.ly/2dD4Xy0
22 hours 7 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.
1 day 1 hour 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.