The Department of Prints and Drawings has completed a major renovation of its facilities. The Jean and Steven Goldman Study Center reopened on September 17, 2002. This project was part of a larger initiative that restored and improved many aspects of the Art Institute's historic Allerton building. The renovation addressed the pressing need in the department for expanded art storage, updated facilities in the print study room, and improved spaces for offices, matting and framing, and paper conservation. This space is adjacent to the newly opened Jean and Steven Goldman Prints and Drawings Galleries in the Richard and Mary L. Gray Wing. Designed by Kulapat Yantrasast, principal architect of Workshop Hakomori Yantrasast (wHY), six galleries totaling 3,500 square feet of gallery space offer visitors the chance to experience a dynamic and comprehensive overview of the department's holdings.
Appointments to view selections from the collection of prints and drawings can be made by calling (312) 443-3660 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
The Department of Prints and Drawings houses a library of catalogues raisonnés and other reference books pertaining to artists in the permanent collection. These books are catalogued with the holdings of the Art Institute's Ryerson Library and may be used in the print room during its regular hours.
Study room hours by appointment only Classes and groups: 10:30–11:45 a.m., Tuesday–Friday Individuals: 1:30–4:15 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday
Groups are encouraged to purchase museum admission tickets in advance through group visits.
15 hours 34 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreams
Artist Kemang Wa Lehulere describes his work as a “protest against forgetting,” reenacting what he calls “deleted scenes” from South African history through a masterful conflation of personal and collective storytelling. See his first American museum show, In All My Wildest Dreams—on view through January 16.
20 hours 20 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—A new photography rotation showcases groundbreaking Contemporary works from artists like John Baldessari, Sally Mann, Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, among others—on view in Gallery 10 through January 2.
Image: Richard Misrach. Untitled #696–05, from series On the Beach, 2005. Gift of the artist.
1 day 16 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Toulouse-Lautrec’s work increased the visibility of lesbians in 19th-century Paris, portraying them in a sympathetic light when prevailing perceptions were anything but favorable.