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 day 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago “It's instinctive in a certain kind of painting... It's like a nervous system… The feeling is going on with the task. The line is the feeling, from a soft thing, a dreamy thing, to something hard, something arid, something lonely, something ending, something beginning.”
Happy birthday, Cy Twombly!
Image: Cy Twombly. The First Part of the Return from Parnassus, 1961. Through prior gift of Mary and Leigh Block; Marian and Samuel Klasstorner and Major Acquistions Endowment Income funds; Wirt D. Walker Trust; Estate of Walter Aitken; Director's Fund; Helen A. Regenstein Endowment; Laura T. Magnuson Acquisition Fund.
1 day 19 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago MAY 15—Join us for After Dark with special tours of Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840, live performances, DJ sets, pints of Guinness at the cash bar, and more!