Staff Picks is an ongoing series in which Art Institute employees talk about a work of their choosing from the museum's collection. It could be anything: a favorite work, a particularly beautiful, ugly, inspiring, or thought provoking work, or more simply, a work that never fails to stop them in their tracks on a trip through the galleries.
In this edition, Paul from Communications reminisces about a painting that he has been gravitating towards for decades...
1 day 11 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem
In this landmark collaboration, two major figures in American art and literature aimed to make the black experience visible in postwar America.
Image: Gordon Parks. Off On My Own, Harlem, New York, 1948. The Gordon Parks Foundation.
5 days 8 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1960: A visitor to the Art Institute gets a closer look at Naum Gabo’s Linear Construction No. 4.