Tuesday, November 19, 2013–Monday, January 27, 2014
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (closed Saturdays and Sundays)
Voracious readers have often been called bookworms or even book-eaters. Indeed, whether offering food for thought or actual recipes, books and food have long enjoyed a close relationship. This focused exhibition of books, prints, and drawings from Europe and America ranges from the 15th to the 20th century and touches on numerous historical and literary inspirations. Examining food culture from many delicious angles, it delves into over- and under-indulgence in food and drink, presents depictions of the senses and curious appetites in print, finds humor in housekeeping, and demonstrates the fate of books with inks, glues, and paper tasty enough to attract real bookworms. Planned to coincide with the major Art Institute of Chicago exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine, Devouring Books draws on the culinary collections of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries as well as select objects from the Department of Prints and Drawings.
2 days 10 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Don’t miss our retrospective, Ethel Stein, Master Weaver, chronicling 30 years of the artist's deceptively simple contemporary handloomed textiles.
3 days 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Labor Day isn’t just about barbecue and lazy Mondays. (Not to say those things aren’t, like, the best.)
ARTicle explores the history of labor in America with our Work of the Week, “A Brakeman Rides a String of Cars Down the Hump.”