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.