With their often ghastly depictions of war, the larger-than-life posters in Windows on the War have a way of eliciting strong reactions from museum-goers. So perhaps for this exhibition more than others, it made sense to provide a place...
In order to demonstrate the complexity of creating one of the stenciled posters in the TASS exhibition, the Prints and Drawings department worked with contemporary artist Alexis Petroff to recreate the poster...
Two million people are expected to attend the 53rd Annual Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend. That’s a veritable throng! Headliners include the US Air Force Thunderbirds, the US Army Parachute Team (AKA the Golden Knights), and the...
Our Extreme Makeover is officially complete, so I'm finally including some shots of the exhibition. The interior shots—which include a poster as it would have been seen in a storefront as well as posters created throughout the war—are...
Installing more than 250 artworks—not to mention text panels, labels, and graphic murals—is no small feat. It took a group of museum art handlers and department technicians just under three weeks to install the TASS exhibition. (Think...
51 min 37 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Rodney McMillian: a great society
Our latest exhibition in the Modern Wing represents the last decade of the artist’s work in video. Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality, endemic racism, and the failed promise of freedom and prosperity for all of its citizens. While McMillian's work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
See Rodney McMillian: a great society on view in the Modern Wing through March 26.
3 hours 13 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room
$10 per member
Grab your yoga mat and come dressed to stretch. Only members get this unique opportunity to do yoga in the museum. All experience levels are welcome.
Please bring your own mat. Enter at the Columbus Drive Entrance, 230 S. Columbus Drive.
4 hours 40 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Natural Allusions
For Chinese painters, images of plants and animals could convey human aspirations, seasonal themes, or wishes for well-being and good fortune. This focused exhibition features 17th- and 18th-century handscrolls reflecting a variety of artistic traditions as well as a selection of round, handled fans made for wealthy and fashionable men and women of 19th-century Shanghai.