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.
6 hours 28 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago One of our followers noted that this work—now on view in Hiroshige's Winter Scenes—is used as the cover for a certain 90s rock album. Can you name the album?
Hiroshige's Winter Scenes closes in ten days! Say goodbye to winter with these lovely prints from a Japanese master.
3 days 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago #nowonview in #Gallery293C—#GuntherUecker's #VastOcean (1964) is a key work of the Zero movement, a group of avant-garde artists who heralded formal simplicity and monochrome as a fresh start for Europe in the long wake of World War II.