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The Art Institute is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Thomas Hart Benton’s Cotton Pickers. Best known for his sinuous lines and frank treatment of rural subjects, the Missouri-born Benton is considered a critical figure in the...
In honor of Flag Day, we thought we'd share a little background with you about our newest acquisition, Robert Rauschenberg's Short Circuit. Short Circuit was originally submitted by the artist for an annual exhibition at the Stable...
Forty years ago, a self-described “French Impressionist” named Lee Godie created original artworks on the steps of the Art Institute and peddled them to museum visitors. Although Godie (1908-1994) was neither French nor a contemporary of...
Henri Matisse’s Jazz is often considered the pinnacle of livres d’artiste, or artist’s books. Livres d’artiste are typically collaborations between artists and authors resulting in limited edition, fine-crafted, beautifully printed books...
Ever wonder what former Genesis member Phil Collins and nineteenth-century French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec have in common? Of course not.  Answer: both incorporated the lowly drum with jingles known as the tambourine into their...