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Summer Vacation

Devoted ARTicle readers:

It’s 82 degrees in Chicago right now. The sun is shining. And Labor Day weekend is around the corner. We have an enormous amount of activity here at the Art Institute in September. We’re opening four exhibitions—the Gray collection of works on paper, a site-specific installation by Jitish Kallat, monumental pre-Columbian works in celebration of Mexico’s centennial and bicentennial, and Lewis Baltz’s Prototypes and Ronde de Nuit. We’re opening brand new galleries of Japanese art, which have been closed for nearly nine months. We’re starting a new themed season—“Seeing Things”—full of performances, symposia, lectures, gallery talks, and readings that will last through June 2011. We’ve also got a lot of ideas for the blog and will be publishing three posts a week, rather than two, starting after Labor Day.

But until that time, we here at ARTicle are going to go offline until September 7. We’ll be back with a vengeance at that time, but for now all of us need to prepare for September while enjoying some of the best weather Chicago has to offer. If you live here, you understand. See you at Foster Avenue beach! And then see you in September!

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Two Sisters, Valencia, 1909. Gift of Mrs. William Stanley North in memory of William Stanley North.