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.
1 day 15 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Abstract Experiments: Latin American Art on Paper after 1950
During the mid-20th century, Latin American artists were active in the evolving international discourse on modernity, at a time of industrial expansion and political transformation in South America.
Abstract Experiments provides an illuminating complement to Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium and reflects the Art Institute’s recent efforts to expand its holdings of Latin American painting, sculpture, and works on paper.
2 days 9 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
The Art Institute presents the first U.S. retrospective of this groundbreaking Brazilian artist. A relentless innovator always pushing the boundaries of art, Oiticica is arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period and is recognized for inspiring Tropicália, a powerful movement that influenced art across media in Brazil.
In addition to viewing his early works on paper, visitors are invited to take off their shoes and walk through immersive sand-filled installations, view Amazonian parrots, and try on wearable objects designed by the artist.
2 days 11 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Whitney will be taking over our Instagram for the next 24 hours. Follow along to see posts from Max and Julien’s visit to the museum.