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...
5 hours 56 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT Happy birthday to the Art Institute! 123 years ago today, we officially opened our doors to the public. This photo captures the Opening Day celebration, 1893.
22 hours 9 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Each year the Art Institute adds hundreds—if not thousands—of new pieces to our permanent collection. Our “Gifts to the City” celebrate these additions and the breadth and depth they contribute to the Art Institute’s holdings.
Explore one such recent acquisition—our 19th-century Chinese altar set—in the latest from ARTicle.