Two million people are expected to attend the 53rd Annual Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend. That’s a veritable throng! Headliners include the US Air Force Thunderbirds, the US Army Parachute Team (AKA the Golden Knights), and the US Navy Parachute Team (Go Leap Frogs!). These aviators and parachuters will showcase their talents in decidedly friendlier ways than how their skills were intended. In contrast, two exhibitions open now at the museum illustrate the daring escapades these airmen are specifically trained to do. Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941–1945 presents giant stenciled posters created by the TASS News Agency to rally compatriots to the Soviet war effort. Artists and writers produced hundreds of these storefront window posters, one for nearly every day of the Second World War. The image above illustrates the friendship that occurred between Soviet and British airmen during the course of the war.
1 day 4 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 7 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 5 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.