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Posts by Katie Rahn
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At the end of every year, the Art Institute celebrates its “Gifts to the City”—the most recent acquisitions to the collection. You might not realize that each year we add hundreds—if not thousands—of new pieces to the museum’s permanent...
Happy Birthday, Georges Seurat! Today marks the 157th anniversary of Georges Seurat’s birth. Seurat is best known—by far—for the Art Institute’s iconic painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, so in honor of this day we wanted to share 8 fun...
Georgia O’Keeffe is perhaps best known for her paintings of flowers and the American southwest, but in the mid-1920s (when she was in her late 30s), O’Keeffe painted a series of 15 cityscapes, including this image of the Shelton Hotel....
Election day is finally here and no matter how you vote, we’ll have a new president-elect before the day is through. Over the last 240 years, American presidents have provided ample artistic fodder for American artists. Here are just a few...
In the lead up to Halloween, it feels appropriate to feature the work of Ivan Albright, a mid-20th-century artist known for his particularly macabre imagery. And although he is most famous for painting the eponymous work in the 1945 movie...