In addition to the museum being free all month long—that's right, free admission every single day—there are also free art-making activities, gallery talks, family programs, lectures, conversations, performances (you get the picture) all month long. And to entice you further, a couple of my upcoming favorite events include:
As part of their year-long dance residency at the Art Institute, dancers from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's HS2 will perform pieces inspired by the Art Institute in the middle of Griffin Court. Come and see how these dancers interpret painting and sculpture in a thoroughly dynamic way.
Ever wonder what contemporary artists think about artists from the past? Well wonder no more. Andreas Fischer will discuss his work in relation to works by Gustave Courbet in the Art Institute's permanent collection.
So no excuses, people! (And just for the record, I will not accept the cold, miserable weather here in Chicago as an excuse.) If you haven't been to the Modern Wing yet, now's the time.
21 hours 15 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Take a look inside Saints & Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe with WTTW - Chicago PBS.
2 days 16 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Mary Cassatt was the only American artist to exhibit with the original Impressionist group. This sensitive portrayal of a mother and child reflects the most advanced 19th-century ideas about raising children. Scientists and physicians of the day encouraged mothers (instead of wet nurses and nannies) to care for their children and to include regular bathing in their hygiene practices to prevent disease. #5WomenArtists
See three paintings by Mary Cassatt now on view: http://bit.ly/2nl9Z68
Image: [Now on view in Gallery 273] Mary Cassatt. The Child's Bath, 1893. Robert A. Waller Fund.