Quote of the year: “I’m a very promiscuous photographer.”
Artist Martin Parr uttered these words during his conversation with Gregory Harris at the museum last month. Harris curated In the Vernacular, an exhibition featuring photographs that celebrate the everyday, the banal, the commonplace. These “vernacular” photographs elevate subjects like movie theaters, basketball games, and the beach and encourage us to reevaluate our relationship with these seemingly ordinary images.
The exhibition runs through May 31 and in addition to works by Parr, includes photographs from Walker Evans, Andy Warhol, and Lee Friedlander, among others.
1 hour 22 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Splash previews Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, a retrospective on the Bauhaus designer who also made his mark in Chicago—opening at the Art Institute October 2.
3 hours 44 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
23 hours 47 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.