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.
11 hours 16 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #tbt Official Art Institute seal from 1916.
Believe it or not, the Art Institute did not have an official #logo until 2008, created in conjunction with the opening of the #ModernWing.
13 hours 52 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Frederick Douglass will long be remembered as one of the most powerful 19th-century statesmen for Abolitionism and women's rights. This 1847 portrait captures Douglass less than ten years after he escaped from slavery and just two years after the publication of his autobiography, a bestseller that helped change the hearts and minds of Americans on the issue of slavery.
If Frederick Douglass's portrait is one of your favorite American works of art, share it with the country by voting for it to be displayed on billboards nationwide. #ArtEverywhereUS