Where's the Caillebotte? It's a common question around the museum today, both because Paris Street; Rainy Day is among the most beloved works in the museum's collection and because it is quite obvious that something is missing in Gallery 201. The truth of the matter is that the Caillebotte will be off-view for just a few days—it's currently in our conservation studios being x-rayed for research purposes before it begins its extended run in the upcoming exhibition Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity.
It will be back late on Friday, but before then, its absence presents a great chance for a photo op!
10 hours 26 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.
12 hours 18 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Icelandic artist/musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s intensely durational works often manifest a rare synthesis of pathos and humor.
A Lot of Sorrow is both a music video and extended concert film, in which The National performs its ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours. See the song take on new layers of meaning as the hours pass and fatigue sets in.
Closing October 16—http://bit.ly/2du3GXh
3 days 8 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