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…
2 days 9 hours 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
3 days 6 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.