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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
10 hours 37 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW—We are excited to have artist Hebru Brantley taking over our Instagram feed for the day.
Follow along as Hebru shares inspirations from our collection and beyond: http://instagram.com/artinstitutechi
14 hours 48 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Explore the trailblazing photography of Alfred Stieglitz and his circle like never before.
Our new comprehensive website provides rich historical context for nearly 250 photographs, along with a deeper understanding of the innovative photographic processes employed.
1 day 9 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Otis Kaye incorporated currency into a series of works as a commentary on the close relationship between art and commerce. Heart of the Matter shows a torn-up representation of Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer with a stack of cash hanging from its center. The painting was purchased at the time for a record-breaking price. Kaye sought to critique the commercialism at the “heart” of the art world while paying tribute the great artists who make it possible.
See our new acquisition—Otis Kaye's Heart of the Matter—on view in Gallery 262.