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To be charged with protecting the Art Institute's vast and priceless collection is a responsibility many would shrink from. But between 1922 and 1940, an elite and courageous team of German Shepherds selflessly performed its duty with...
The event was a word-of-mouth happening. The people, the music, and just the atmosphere became my spiritual inspiration. They called me "The Picture-Taking Lady." I covered the walls of the Garage with pictures of themselves.          —...
On this date 125 years ago, a young Hindu monk from India opened the World's Parliament of Religions with an electrifying speech that brought the assembled representatives of the world's major faiths to their feet.  (1893 parliament.jpeg...
Here are some questions we recently posed to Hillary Cook, our associate director of youth programs: IM033048_006-int_SM.jpg Tell us about your path to art and the Art Institute.I grew up making art but not going to art...
Pierre-Jacques Volaire The Eruption of Vesuvius BLOG.jpg The only volcano to erupt on the European continent in the last hundred years, Mount Vesuvius remains one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes due to the densely...