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.
1 hour 59 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT Happy birthday to the Art Institute! 123 years ago today, we officially opened our doors to the public. This photo captures the Opening Day celebration, 1893.
18 hours 12 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Each year the Art Institute adds hundreds—if not thousands—of new pieces to our permanent collection. Our “Gifts to the City” celebrate these additions and the breadth and depth they contribute to the Art Institute’s holdings.
Explore one such recent acquisition—our 19th-century Chinese altar set—in the latest from ARTicle.
22 hours 52 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago DECEMBER 15—Discover the magic behind the popular Thorne Rooms–inspired children’s book series, The Sixty-Eight Rooms, with author Marianne Malone as she discusses her inspiration and process with the Art Institute’s keeper of the Thorne Rooms, Lindsay Mican Morgan. Free with registration.