Although Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity won't open at the Art Institute until June 2013, some lucky visitors to The Shops at North Bridge got a little preview of what this sartorially-focused exhibition will feature. Exhibition curator Gloria Groom (second from left) and fashion icon Nena Ivon paired ten paintings from the exhibition (including Tissot's Portrait of Miss L.L. above) with ten contemporary looks pulled from The Shops at North Bridge that articulate how the garments in the paintings might be translated today. And apparently Tissot knew what he was doing, because Ivon pronounced red fall's "it" color. The Impressionists were quite the fashionistas!
2 days 18 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
2 days 20 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.
3 days 18 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.