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Chicago has always had a multifaceted and complex identity —perhaps never more so than in the decades between 1950 and 1980, as urban renewal projects, the civil rights movement, and an increasingly influential art and music scene...
The Art Institute is no stranger to the British crown. In anticipation of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, set for this Saturday, May 19, let's open the insitutional photo album and take a majestic trip down memory lane...
Ivan Albright. "Self Portrait," 1935
Make flesh more like flesh than has ever been made before; make flesh close, close, and closer, until you feel it.—From the notebooks of Ivan Albright One of the most provocative and uncompromising artists of the 20th century, Ivan...
Gustave Courbet, Young Women in a Wheat Field
Because prints and drawings are sensitive to light, they can only be displayed for short periods before they must be rotated for different works. These rotations are one of the pleasures and rewards of frequent visits to the museum as they...
Erica Warren, assistant curator of textiles
Erica Warren is the assistant curator in the Department of Textiles. IM029825_017-int_small crop.jpg What sparked your interest in textiles?During my graduate studies, while researching 19th-century Scandinavian design and...