You are a curatorial assistant helping to put together an exhibition puzzlingly titled, Chain Links: Questionable Connections in Art. Although the theme of the exhibition has never been entirely clear, you have been told that many of artworks relate somehow to other works in the exhibition. The curator has even prepared a map showing how the works connect to each other. With only a few hours until your deadline to submit the final list of works in the show, you suddenly realize that the map file on your cursed computer has been corrupted, obscuring the identity of several of the works. Using your knowledge of art, the museum's online collections database, and your wits, you must figure out which works are missing from the map. Click here to download.
Notes: The map is spread over two pages, with the bottom edge of the first page connecting to the top edge of the second page. All of the missing works (labeled A-L) are in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, and are listed in the online collections database.
Hat tip to Chicago's own The Puzzler, who inspired this puzzle with his recent series of chain-building contests. For previous museum-themed puzzles from our blog, go here, here, and here.
2 hours 9 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Go
Speed is both a product of modern life and an agent of it. At the turn of the 20th century, new technologies of mobility and transmission—trains, cars, airplanes, radio, film, television, to name only a few—increased the pace of life, collapsing distances between people and places and assaulting the senses.
Go, the second exhibition in the Art Institute’s Modern Series, explores how artists responded to different ways of experiencing and seeing the world in the accelerated modern age—through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, designed objects, textiles, books, and films.
6 hours 26 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Happy birthday to Winslow Homer. In 1883 the artist moved to a small coastal village in Maine, where he created a series of paintings of the sea unparalleled in American art. The paintings he created after 1882 focused almost exclusively on humankind’s age-old contest with nature.
In The Herring Net, Homer depicted the heroic efforts of fishermen at their daily work. While one fisherman hauls in the netted and glistening herring, the other unloads the catch. Utilizing the teamwork so necessary for survival, both strive to steady the precarious boat as it rides the incoming swells. Homer’s isolation of these two figures underscores the monumentality of their task: the elemental struggle against a sea that both nurtures and deprives.
See five paintings by Winslow Homer in Gallery 171 of American Art—http://bit.ly/2l89rfx
20 hours 24 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Put your own creative spin on 30 masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago. Our coloring book is now available online at the Museum Shop.