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.
16 hours 5 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Leon Golub’s politically charged work forces us to examine our own relationship to human rights violations, with the perpetrators in many of his paintings gazing directly at the viewer.
See Interrogation II—a monumental work on view for the first in over five years—in Gallery 291A of the Modern Wing.
20 hours 44 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Don’t miss #Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938, the first museum show to focus on the artist’s most inventive and experimental years. #unthink
Closing October 13—http://bit.ly/1tWZ4cT