Welcome to the Art Institute’s online scholarly catalogues. Each digital catalogue contains in-depth curatorial and conservation research on the museum’s collection, including high-resolution, zoomable images and other interactive elements. Upcoming catalogues will be devoted to the museum’s holdings of works by Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, and Henri Matisse, as well as our collections of Indian Art of the Americas, and American silver.
2 days 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—This classic bronze sculpture depicts the Hindu divinity Shiva as the Lord of the Dance. His cosmic dance sets in motion the rhythm of life and death, with his right foot planted firmly on top of Apasmāra, the demon of darkness and ignorance.
Now on view in the Alsdorf Galleries.
3 days 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT The Art Institute's main building was originally constructed for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Our famous lions were added later that year and have been "guarding" the museum ever since.