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.
18 hours 13 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1983: The museum held an exhibition for the collection of Jalane and Richard Davidson, Chicago collectors of contemporary American realist drawings. Acknowledged at the time for collecting against prevailing art world trends, they amassed a comprehensive collection of work spanning the careers of both well-known artists—like Jack Beal, pictured here with Jalane herself and a portrait he made of her—and lesser-known Midwestern artists. The entire Davidson collection was bequeathed to the museum and saw another exhibition devoted to it in 1999.
22 hours 41 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Who's ready to experience A Lot of Sorrow? The National aren't playing Lollapalooza this year, but festival–goers can still see the band perform their ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours, in an intensely durational film by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Now on view in the Modern Wing
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