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.
2 hours 52 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Explore the trailblazing photography of Alfred Stieglitz and his circle like never before.
Our new comprehensive website provides rich historical context for nearly 250 photographs, along with a deeper understanding of the innovative photographic processes employed.
21 hours 42 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Otis Kaye incorporated currency into a series of works as a commentary on the close relationship between art and commerce. Heart of the Matter shows a torn-up representation of Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer with a stack of cash hanging from its center. The painting was purchased at the time for a record-breaking price. Kaye sought to critique the commercialism at the “heart” of the art world while paying tribute the great artists who make it possible.
See our new acquisition—Otis Kaye's Heart of the Matter—on view in Gallery 262.
1 day 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—To Build a Modern Campus: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the Illinois Institute of Technology, 1939–1948
Former Bauhaus director Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began designing the IIT campus mere months after arriving in Chicago. To Build a Modern Campus examines both the project’s exemplary expression of modern technology and the social struggle of those displaced by its construction.