The Mary L. and Leigh B. Block Photography Study Room opened its doors in 1982 when the newly renovated Department of Photography moved into its own facility on the lower level of the museum, adjacent to the photography galleries. With more than 18,000 photographs in the permanent collection, the study room is a valuable resource to learn about photography from its beginnings in the 19th century to contemporary works.
The Photography Study Room is available to the public, by appointment only, to view selections from the Art Institute’s photography collection. You may discuss your photography interests with the collection manager at the time an appointment is scheduled. Groups and individuals are welcome.
Study room hours are by appointment only. Please send an e-mail at least two weeks in advance to view original photographs. All appointment requests must be made in writing.
5 hours 5 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago The sculptures in our American art galleries almost look alive in this photo by @lakes77 #regram
8 hours 16 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Just in time for the holidays, Doris Lee’s beloved Thanksgiving is back on view in Gallery 263.
Though it’s hard to believe today, this painting caused a storm of controversy when it was first displayed, inspiring in part the formation of the anti-modernist Society for Sanity in Art.
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