Hopefully, Chicagoans reading this know by now about the museum's citywide art project: 500 cubes, each associated with a creative pursuit, dropped all around the city over four days, to celebrate the museum's 500 Ways of Looking at...
2 hours 32 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago We can’t escape you, Bill Murray, and we love every minute of it.
First the iconic actor popped up in the 17th century (http://bit.ly/1MUn3EG), then he shared his life-changing experience with Song of the Lark (http://huff.to/1SuChl8). Now he finds his way into one of the museum’s most beloved works.
6 hours 1 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today we remember Eldzier Cortor, who passed away on Thanksgiving. He spoke with us about his life and work during a career retrospective earlier this spring.
20 hours 33 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Happy birthday to William Adolphe Bouguereau.
Though largely forgotten today, Bouguereau was once one of the most popular painters in Europe. His realistic depictions of classical subjects made him a bastion of academic painting and also a central target of the young Impressionists who regarded his work as overly polished and conservative.
Since the rise of Modernism, Bouguereau's name has largely gone unmentioned in the canons of art history while the reputation of the Impressionists has grown immensely.
See The Bathers in Gallery 223.