If you’re still trying to figure out what to do with your mom on Sunday, look no further. Moms love the Art Institute! And in order to make your job even easier, we’ve created a maternally themed self-guide for the museum. Thank your mom in front of Picasso’s Mother and Childor reminisce about your awkward relationship in high school in front of Tina Barney’s Jill and Polly in the Bathroom. Who said motherhood was all sunshine and roses?
And in honor of my own mom, here’s an image of her favorite painting in the Art Institute’s collection, Renoir’s Two Sisters (On the Terrace). Although I don’t think my mom would be too pleased to find out that these aren’t actual sisters, but models hired for the occasion. Oh, well… Happy Mother’s Day!
Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Two Sisters (On the Terrace), 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection, 1933.455.
1 day 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory
1 day 7 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Time machines, superheroes, wild creatures, and more… JourneyMaker makes every visit to the museum an adventure.
Try this new digital interactive for families in the museum’s Ryan Learning Center, located in the Modern Wing, or print out a tour at home.
2 days 5 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today marks the autumn equinox and the official end of summer. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the latest in ARTicle’s Sound and Vision series, matching songs from around the world with our encyclopedic collection.