When Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life opens tomorrow, you’ll be able to see the work of six 20th century artists who strove to bring art and good design to the common man. During a time of great political upheaval, these progressive east-central European designers took inspiration in the world around them—cinema, advertising, and pop culture—to revolutionize graphic and industrial design practices. The exhibition includes a wide variety of media, including photography, books, posters, photomontages, porcelain, and glassware.
Check out a behind-the-scenes look at Art Institute staffers preparing objects for installation in this utopian exhibition…
2 hours 47 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.
5 hours 9 min 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
1 day 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.