It’s quickly become one of our favoriteblogtraditions to connect our local music festivals to works in the museum’s collection. So in honor of Lollapalooza this weekend, here are eight artworks from the museum's collection that remind us of eight of the acts playing at the gigantic music fest. If you're the first to guess all of them correctly (in the comments), we’ll send you some extra special Art Institute swag…
30 min 39 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today we remember Eldzier Cortor, who passed away on Thanksgiving. He spoke with us about his life and work during a career retrospective earlier this spring.
15 hours 2 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Happy birthday to William Adolphe Bouguereau.
Though largely forgotten today, Bouguereau was once one of the most popular painters in Europe. His realistic depictions of classical subjects made him a bastion of academic painting and also a central target of the young Impressionists who regarded his work as overly polished and conservative.
Since the rise of Modernism, Bouguereau's name has largely gone unmentioned in the canons of art history while the reputation of the Impressionists has grown immensely.
See The Bathers in Gallery 223.
20 hours 36 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago The holidays have officially arrived at the Art Institute!
Our lions are adorned with traditional evergreen wreaths. We’ve decked the tiny halls of the Holiday Thorne Rooms. And the Neapolitan crèche—our intricate 18th-century nativity scene—is back on view.
And with a holiday calendar brimming with events the whole family can enjoy, there’s a reason to visit every day this season.