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While this Peruvian breastplate boasts the same splendor and craftsmanship as European armor of the same time, its purpose was not protection. Made from gold, a relatively soft and precious metal that was used in numerous aspects of a...
With its head turned over its shoulder and arms bent protectively over its head and chest, this ghost appears more frightened than frightening. The economically rendered specter by Swiss artist Paul Klee is, after all, “fleeing,” and this...
Nenette is the director of adult learning and associate curator of interpretation in the Department of Learning and Public Engagement. Tell us about your path to art and to the Art Institute.My path to art was nontraditional, as I did not...
It's true: many sculptures from ancient Greece and Rome have lost their heads and limbs in the millennia since their creation, but in the case of this Roman statue, the head was not exactly lost. In fact, the sculpture was specially made...
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...