Thursday, December 20, 2012–Wednesday, May 29, 2013
This installation of nearly a dozen prints features dogs concealed in clever ways—or simply hiding in plain sight. Dogs of all shapes and sizes have appeared in artworks from almost every culture over the centuries, whether as status symbols, fluffy ornaments, or artistic inspiration. This presentation focuses on 17th-century works from Northern Europe to complement the paintings on permanent display in the surrounding galleries. Dogs were very common pets and working farmyard animals in the Dutch Republic. Once you have found the dogs in the prints and paintings on view, make sure to examine the paintings in the adjoining gallery. Every dog has his day, so join in and see how many covert canines you can spot today!
2 days 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Mixed Behavior, a video by Albanian artist Anri Sala, features a lone DJ spinning records on a Tirana rooftop as fireworks explode all around him. With an innovative play between foreground and background, the Paris-based artist creates an allegory of cultural transition.
3 days 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago #tbt 1924: Billo and Bella strike a pose with Renoir’s Acrobats and handler William Seiler. From the 1920s until the 1940s, the Art Institute included German Shepherds as part of our crack security team.