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 6 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Commissioned for the 1945 Hollywood movie and based on Oscar Wilde's novel of the same name, Ivan Albright's grotesque painting captures the moral decay of the story's protagonist. The hedonistic Dorian Gray sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth. Ultimately, the corruption of his wicked life is revealed in the disfigurement of his likeness in the portrait.
See Picture of Dorian Gray in Gallery 262.
1 day 8 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Our newly renovated restrooms are sure to wow and impress even the most seasoned user of restrooms. Check out their bright and modern new look on your next visit to the Photography galleries near the Thorne Miniature Rooms; you’ll see once and for all why the Art Institute is the #1 (and #2) museum in the world.