The alleged end of the world prompted us to look deep in our collection to see how artists have interpreted doomsday throughout the centuries. Take a look below...
Albrecht Dürer. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from The Apocalypse, c. 1496–98. Clarence Buckingham Collection.
Jerry Uelsmann. Apocalypse I, 1967. Restricted gift of People's Gallery.
José Guadalupe Posada. The End of the World is Approaching, n.d. William McCallin McKee Memorial Collection.
Honoré Victorin Daumier. “- Adelaide, Adelaide.. I think I can see the comet coming!!... - Oh my God... this is the end of the world.... how annoying. They promised it wouldn't come until June 13!,” plate 31 from Croquis Parisiens, 1857. Gift of Charles E. Worcester.
12 hours 26 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT The Art Institute's main building was originally constructed for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Our famous lions were added later that year and have been "guarding" the museum ever since.
1 day 15 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS—See #VanGoghsBedrooms before the show ends May 10.
This unprecedented exhibition unites all three versions of Van Gogh’s Bedroom paintings for the first time in North America, offering an innovative yet intimate look at one of the most beloved and often-misunderstood artists of all time.
1 day 17 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago COMING IN MAY—Introduce your toddlers and crawlers to the museum through Story Time in the Galleries.
Families with children ages 18 months to 3 years are invited to celebrate some of our favorite children's picture books. Look, listen, and enjoy a story among the art in our galleries every Tuesday in May.