Staff Picks is an ongoing series in which Art Institute employees talk about a work of their choosing from the museum's collection. It could be anything: a favorite work, a particularly beautiful, ugly, inspiring, or thought-provoking work, or more simply, a work that never fails to stop them in their tracks on a trip through the galleries.
In this edition, Erin from Public Affairs and Communications talks about the predecessors of modernism...
1 day 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—This classic bronze sculpture depicts the Hindu divinity Shiva as the Lord of the Dance. His cosmic dance sets in motion the rhythm of life and death, with his right foot planted firmly on top of Apasmāra, the demon of darkness and ignorance.
Now on view in the Alsdorf Galleries.
2 days 43 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT The Art Institute's main building was originally constructed for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Our famous lions were added later that year and have been "guarding" the museum ever since.