If this was Extreme Makeover, the pictures below—taken just a few short weeks ago—would definitely be the “before” pictures. They were taken in Regenstein Hall shortly after Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France was de-installed and as curators worked with exhibition designers, carpenters, painters, and electricians, among many others to completely transform the space. These images start to articulate the amount of work that goes into construction, painting, moving walls, creating vitrines, etc. Basically, all the things that happen behind the scenes to make the exhibition look effortless to you.
Stay tuned tomorrow for some of the “after” images…
1 day 16 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory
1 day 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Time machines, superheroes, wild creatures, and more… JourneyMaker makes every visit to the museum an adventure.
Try this new digital interactive for families in the museum’s Ryan Learning Center, located in the Modern Wing, or print out a tour at home.
2 days 17 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today marks the autumn equinox and the official end of summer. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the latest in ARTicle’s Sound and Vision series, matching songs from around the world with our encyclopedic collection.