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Along with iconic artworks, the Art Institute is filled with iconic spaces, and the Woman’s Board Grand Staircase is decidedly one of them. Lit by natural light filtering in through skylights and encircled by fragments of Chicago’s rich...
Adding to the museum’s core collection of eastern African art, this recent acquisition is a superb example of a well-known genre of helmet mask of the Makonde people of the border region between Mozambique and Tanzania. Once owned by the...
Very often when contemporary artists are presenting work at the museum, they are creating brand-new works that might not exist in their final form until days, perhaps hours, before they are on view to the public. While incredibly exciting...
Jan Sanders van Hemessen was a prominent Flemish Renaissance painter; a member of the Romanists, Hemessen and his contemporaries were deeply influenced by Italian Renaissance painting. Works such as Judith played into Hemessen’s...
Every once in awhile, there are moments when you catch yourself and realize that you’ve been given the chance to work on something totally, unbelievably cool. I had one of those moments about a month ago. I was sitting in a studio at WBEZ...