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Throughout his practice, American artist Ellsworth Kelly focused on color, line, and shape as the fundamental components of art to create his signature bold geometric forms. His work appears minimal, at ease within its space, and...
In the new Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor, four armed figures rise up in the final gallery space, two on horseback, two on foot. Their appearance—after a visitor absorbs the paintings, the...
While you were sleeping last Saturday night, 94 teenagers flooded the Art Institute for a whirlwind 24-hour design experience, Re:Imagine24, created and hosted by the museum’s Teen Council. From music to art to pizza to dancing, the event...
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at a few of the groundbreaking female artists featured throughout the Art Institute’s collection. Spanning four centuries and four different types of media, the works by these...
The narrative of conservation is well known—a piece is obscured or damaged or aged, and conservators work to get it back to its original state (or as close as it can get to its original state). It’s part of the magic of museums—making the...