The Publications Department of the Art Institute of Chicago, a publisher of books since the museum’s inception in the late 19th century, offers titles focused on the museum’s rich collection, history, and exhibitions.
The booklist featured in these pages serves many audiences, from children and families to students and scholars. The Art Institute’s publications have received numerous prizes and are distributed nationally and internationally.
Mary Cassatt. On a Balcony, 1878/79. Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of her aunt, Delia Spencer Field.
For even more reading, consider Reading between the Lions, the Art Institute’s book club, where each season a different title and discussion guide is posted for your book club.
8 hours 8 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #tbt Official Art Institute seal from 1916.
Believe it or not, the Art Institute did not have an official #logo until 2008, created in conjunction with the opening of the #ModernWing.
10 hours 45 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Frederick Douglass will long be remembered as one of the most powerful 19th-century statesmen for Abolitionism and women's rights. This 1847 portrait captures Douglass less than ten years after he escaped from slavery and just two years after the publication of his autobiography, a bestseller that helped change the hearts and minds of Americans on the issue of slavery.
If Frederick Douglass's portrait is one of your favorite American works of art, share it with the country by voting for it to be displayed on billboards nationwide. #ArtEverywhereUS