When John Marin's Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism closes this Sunday, it's not only the end of the exhibition but the culmination of years of work by the museum's conservation department. Robby S. first exposed readers to the evolution of Marin's frames and the import of framing to his oeuvre, but in this video, you get a better sense of the level of craftsmanship and preparation it took to both conserve the original frames and recreate frames in Marin's aesthetic. While some of Marin's frames may look deceptively simple, the process of researching, constructing, and painting them was labor-intensive and time-consuming.
3 hours 8 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago THURSDAY at 6:00—Join us for a tour of works in our collection presented in American Sign Language with voice interpretation.
23 hours 56 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.
1 day 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Icelandic artist/musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s intensely durational works often manifest a rare synthesis of pathos and humor.
A Lot of Sorrow is both a music video and extended concert film, in which The National performs its ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours. See the song take on new layers of meaning as the hours pass and fatigue sets in.
Closing October 16—http://bit.ly/2du3GXh