It’s Thursday afternoon, the week before Thanksgiving. Here at the Art Institute, we’re feeling extra thankful. Why, you might ask? First, we're excited to announce that we've had such an amazing public response to Jitish Kallat's Public Notice 3 that we will be extending the piece through May 1, 2011--four months longer than we originally planned. We've been able to watch people enjoying the work on the Grand Staircase every day, and we're also grateful to our visitors who have written in to the museum praising the piece. Second, our colleagues across Michigan Avenue at the School of the Art Institute will be offering a special interdisciplinary graduate class next semester called "Museum as Critical Curriculum," focused on artistic interaction and collaboration with Public Notice 3. Finally, we're celebrating the fact that the artist has very generously gifted this provocative, site-specific work of art to our permanent collection. To learn more about the work, watch this video interview between Kallat and curator Madhuvanti Ghose in which they discuss the significance of the artist’s first major presentation in an American museum.
29 min 21 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago The average museum visitor spends less than 30 seconds looking at a work of art. So what's it like see a six-hour music video?
A Lot of Sorrow is an endurance test for the veteran rock band The National, performing their song "Sorrow" 105 times in a row.
23 hours 32 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.
1 day 1 hour 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