The Ando Gallery was originally commissioned by the Art Institute from the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando to display byobu, or Japanese screens. Ando aimed to create a space that would present the byobu not as art objects in...
At the Art Institute, it has been very exciting, as we close in on our museum-wide reinstallation program, to see a familiar space transformed into something new and different. The new Roger L. and Pamela Weston Wing and Japanese Art...
If you visit the Art Institute sometime in the near future, you may be disappointed to learn that the Japanese galleries will be closed until fall 2010. The good news is that the reason for this closing is a renovation of the existing...
2 hours 37 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago MONDAY—Join our conversation with award-winning architect Frei Otto.
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6 hours 14 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago This Friday our beloved lions don their evergreen wreaths again, a tradition 24 years and running. But event regulars may recall the lions have sported other looks before.
Learn how the Modern Wing, solar power, and the wishes of thousands of schoolchildren briefly changed a Chicago tradition.
1 day 6 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago A kiss under the mistletoe? Plant one on that special somebody and share your glad tidings with fellow art lovers around the world.
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