They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910–1950 showcases art that speaks to artists' journeys to Chicago in the first half of the 20th century. Whether it was Mexican immigrants coming north for better work opportunities or African American migrants moving from the rural South toward more industrialized cities or Europeans crossing the ocean to escape persecution, every newcomer to the city had their own story of how they arrived.
But the fact of the matter is that all of us have migration stories, tales of how we ended up in Chicago instead of San Antonio or Stockholm. To showcase that diversity of experience, the museum has created a Tumblr where you can share your story. You can write text or upload videos or images in which you describe you or your family's path to Chicago. We currently have examples from places as diverse as Peru, Russia, and Iowa. The Tumblr also includes some of the (adorable) drawings created by children in our Ryan Education Center over the last few weeks.
17 hours 13 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Happy birthday to Edward Hopper!
See two rare loans on view in America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s, now in view in the Modern Wing.
19 hours 54 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Each summer since 2005 Lollapalooza brings hundreds of thousands to Grant Park. We found some of your favorite festivalgoers immortalized in works by Van Gogh, Gerhard Richter, and others in our collection.
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22 hours 38 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection
See more than 300 exquisitely crafted works from the fast-disappearing nomadic and tribal cultures of Asia, objects rich with stories from some of the most inaccessible regions of the world. Vanishing Beauty closes August 21.