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This adorable image of a girl nervously lurking behind an oblivious boy takes inspiration from the superstition that women should only propose marriage on the occasion of a leap year. As the story goes, in 1288 Queen Margaret of Scotland...
Our curators not only preserve and develop the museum's collections, organize exhibitions, write catalogues, and conduct scholarly research (among many other things), but they also present that research at venues around the world. In fact...
The Ando Gallery was originally commissioned by the Art Institute from the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando to display byobu, or Japanese screens. Ando aimed to create a space that would present the byobu not as art objects in...
As I was exploring American presidents in the museum's collection, I not only came across busts, portraits, and sculptures of a number of our 44 past and present heads of state, but also myriad images of the parks, monuments, roads, and...
Valentine's Day can be quite the polarizing "holiday," but whether your box of candy hearts is half full or half empty, there's an artwork somewhere in the museum's collection that comes from a similar point of view. We asked our blog...