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...
12 hours 58 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago OPENING TOMORROW—Jacques-Louis David’s "Napoleon"
French painter Jacques-Louis David created the quintessential image of Napoleon in 1812 and this rare loan provides occasion to highlight related works in the Art Institute's own collection as well as an interactive digital reconstruction of the artist's sketchbook
1 day 9 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1924: An old favorite—The Art Institute included German Shepherds as part of our crackerjack security team from the 1920s until the 1940s. Here we see guard dogs Billo and Bella posing with their handler, along with a few paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.