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 students and scholars to children and families. The Art Institute’s publications have received numerous awards and are distributed nationally and internationally by Yale University Press.
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.
1 hour 30 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—This macabre painting was inspired by an 1877 Italian poem in which a deranged man unearths the remains of the woman that scorned him. The figure’s wide, bloodshot eyes and primal scream manifest the obsessive desire for revenge that has led him to madness.
See it in Gallery 244.
1 day 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago SEPTEMBER 10–Modern and contemporary art critic and historian Hal Foster discusses the work of sculptor Charles Ray.
Lecture free to Illinois residents or with museum admission
(Image courtesy of Hal Foster)
1 day 23 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago This first-century sculpture is truly one of a kind. A child satyr thrusts his hand through the mouth of a mask in a gesture both mischievous and menacing. Though frequently depicted over the centuries, this is the only extant free-standing sculpture depicting the child satyr with mask known in the world today.
See it in Dionysos Unmasked: Ancient Sculpture and Early Prints http://bit.ly/1NSFxXr