Installing more than 250 artworks—not to mention text panels, labels, and graphic murals—is no small feat. It took a group of museum art handlers and department technicians just under three weeks to install the TASS exhibition. (Think about that the next time you freak out when you hang a picture or two in your apartment.) They worked with curators to space the artworks and determine the height at which they should all hang. (Fun fact: objects are generally hung according to a predetermined center height.) According to Aza Q. pictured above, one of the challenges of this exhibition was maintaining consistency and ensuring that all artworks were level—see pics for evidence.
If you're a member, we invite you to enjoy the fruits of their labor now! Member previews began today and will continue through Saturday.
9 hours 41 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.
12 hours 4 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 8 hours 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.