The latest exhibition from the Department of Architecture and Design offers a rare opportunity to see an award-winning architecture firm at work. Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects takes you behind the scenes of the Chicago-based design group led by MacArthur “genius” Jeanne Gang. Made in collaboration with co-curators Zoë Ryan and Karen Kice, this custom-made installation provides unique insight into SGA’s creative process—from research materials to full-scale mock-ups—demonstrating the firm’s commitment to open-minded experimentation and problem solving. Watch the video above to hear what being an architect means to Jeanne Gang.
1 hour 6 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Actor Kirk Douglas strikes a pose with Vincent van Gogh at the Art Institute. Douglas was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of the Dutch painter in the 1956 film Lust for Life. #tbt
See the self-portrait in a whole new light in Van Gogh’s Bedrooms—opening this Sunday. #VanGoghsBedrooms
18 hours 40 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Vincent van Gogh painted this self-portrait the same week as his second version of The Bedroom. A patient at an asylum in Saint-Rémy at the time, Van Gogh left behind one of the few places in his life he could truly call his own.
Van Gogh’s Bedrooms is the first exhibition to delve into the fascinating history behind the bedroom paintings and the beloved artist’s restless search for a sense of home.