As part of an effort to shape the future of scholarly publishing, the Getty Foundation in 2009 invited the Art Institute of Chicago and eight other museums to participate in a venture called the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative.
This project aims to create new platforms for digital publications that provide in-depth curatorial research and conservation science alongside richly illustrated content in a format that readers find engaging, manageable, and unobtrusive. The Art Institute is pleased to present a preview of its first two catalogues. Volumes devoted to other artists and periods of art will be added in the future.
18 hours 35 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great presents almost 40 rare ancient Egyptian amulets, on view for the first time in over 50 years.
Learn more about the power and magic of these diminutive talismans at ARTicle—http://bit.ly/1bEDXFm
23 hours 36 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Deep within the far right recesses of the crèche and visible only through the side window is a figure that populates every Neapolitan crèche: the shepherd Benito, who sleeps through the joyous occasion, oblivious to the star that the other shepherds have noticed.
On view until January 8—http://bit.ly/J6yIUk