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Forget expensive mattresses or soothing sounds: a nighttime solution for light sleepers may be something heavy. This elegant ceramic pillow—one of several such works in the museum’s collection—was a coveted item among the Chinese elite a...
Mother’s Day may bring to mind a number of iconic works at the Art Institute: Mary Cassatt’s The Child’s Bath, Pablo Picasso’s Mother and Child, or any number of Madonna and Child paintings. But despite the fact that some of my favorite...
The adorable bunny above was not created in honor of Easter, but rather in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. The rising sun is one of the most common symbols of the New Year and the artist, Yabu Chosui, interpreted the...
Without putting too much of a damper on the holiday spirit, I am reminded of a childhood ritual in my home of canopying the living room floor with mounds of shredded wrapping paper. It would normally take several garbage bags to contain...
It’s Thursday afternoon, the week before Thanksgiving. Here at the Art Institute, we’re feeling extra thankful. Why, you might ask? First, we're excited to announce that we've had such an amazing public response to Jitish Kallat's Public...