Take a picture-book journey on the Silk Road and experience the cultures, landscapes, and peoples of different lands. This exhibition features original illustrations from books about the people who traveled the Silk Road, including Muslim scholar Ibn Battuta, Ghengis Khan, and Marco Polo. Illustrations from Chinese and Indian folktales will also be on view. Artists included are Helen Cann, Demi (Charlotte Dumaresq Hunt), Yumi Heo, James Rumford, and Peter Sis.
Illustration by Helen Cann from We're Riding on a Caravan written by Laurie Krebs. Copyright 2005. Published by Barefoot Books.
1 day 14 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory
1 day 17 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Time machines, superheroes, wild creatures, and more… JourneyMaker makes every visit to the museum an adventure.
Try this new digital interactive for families in the museum’s Ryan Learning Center, located in the Modern Wing, or print out a tour at home.
2 days 15 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today marks the autumn equinox and the official end of summer. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the latest in ARTicle’s Sound and Vision series, matching songs from around the world with our encyclopedic collection.