Chosen from among approximately 300 works by Kitagawa Utamaro (c. 1753–1806) in the Art Institute’s collection, this exhibition highlights some of the artist’s most celebrated prints. It was Utamaro who gave us close-up portraits of beauties with pensive expressions, scenes of women engaged in everyday activities such as cooking, and images of women of every age against backgrounds that range from gray to yellow to brilliant (and luminescent) mica of various shades. Examples of each of these types of prints as well as illustrated books are on view.
Kitagawa Utamaro. Hanaogi of the Ogiya, from the series Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets (Komei bijin rokkasen), c. 1795–96. Clarence Buckingham Collection.
23 hours 17 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago OCTOBER 14—Join us for After Dark in the Modern Wing!
See the groundbreaking exhibition Moholy-Nagy: Future Present with special tours and late-night access. And check out live performances by Phebe Starr and Campdogzz, plus DJ sets from Shaka 23.
Attendees must be 21+. Hosted by The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago.
1 day 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Each Thorne Miniature Room is a tiny window to a larger world.
In Drawing Rooms, see the tiny rooms scaled to life-size. Remix and decorate them with drawings, then create your own miniature space—now available in the Ryan Learning Center's Interactive Gallery.