Complementing the special exhibition Temptation: The Demons of James Ensor, this exhibition of Japanese prints of ghosts and demons draws upon the celebrated Clarence Buckingham Collection of Japanese Prints. The display showcases some of the most special works in the collection, including Hokusai’s series One Hundred Stories (Hyaku monogatari), featuring chilling images of ghouls against bright blue backgrounds drawn from legends. This exhibition also includes depictions of Shoki, the Demon Queller, who could subdue even the most frightening goblins with his sword. His image was often posted on doors to ward off disease and bad luck during the Edo period (1615–1868).
Sponsor Support is provided by the Sonnenschein Exhibition Endowment.
Katsushika Hokusai. Kohada Koheiji, from the series One Hundred Stories (Hyaku monogatari), c. 1831. Clarence Buckingham Collection.
1 day 11 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 5 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 6 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.