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!
15 hours 44 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “[I am] very much pleased that you like my Nighthawks well enough to acquire it for the Art Institute. It is, I believe, one of the very best things I have painted. I seem to have come nearer to saying what I want to say in my work, this past winter, than I ever have before." —letter from Edward Hopper to the director of the Art Institute, 1942
Happy birthday to Edward Hopper!
18 hours 27 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #UNTHINK ADMISSION—Here’s your chance to be part of the Magritte exhibition. Simply bring an everyday object that reminds you of the surreal and you’ll get free admission to the show. #Magritte wanted us to unthink art. We decided to unthink admission too.