Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine opens tomorrow to members (and November 12 for everyone), but we've got the first look at what might be the first exhibition ever to combine Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and a recipe for Oyster Fritters.
Art and Appetite explores American art and American cooking through the lens of paintings, sculptures, decanters, teapots, vintage menus and cookbooks, and more over multiple centuries. Take a closer look to learn more about the ritual of the family meal, the rise of the restaurant in what is now a fast food nation, and the history of locavores.
1 day 10 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
2 days 7 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.