You might more frequently think of monkeys residing in zoos or traveling with circuses, but here at the Art Institute, we have primates a-plenty. Get in touch with your simian side with a quick trip to our troupe of museum monkeys.
Let’s face it: the winter holidays are never more fun than when you are a kid—no school, no responsibilities, just sweets, surprises, and swag. In honor of your favorite lads and lasses, enjoying the holiday season, we offer this tour of some of the museum’s memorable minors.
No city takes to the summer sun like Chicago. Whether it's our award-winning gardens or our permanent collections, the Art Institute boasts a wide variety of landscapes to play or get lost in. Finding your summer inspiration just became a walk in the park.
If our pets could talk, what would they say about their masters? Not content to let sleeping dogs lie, we take a trot through the museum's collections to dig up the stories behind these canine compositions.
Stories of princesses usually begin with “once upon a time” and end with “happily ever after,” with a few dragons, witches, and spells in between. Get a glimpse at both the fantastically real and really fantastic world of royal heiresses on this fairy-tale trip through the collection.
Love them or loathe them, families and family get-togethers are simply a part of life, especially during the holiday season. So bring your brood, collect your kin, and follow this family-filled tour through the collection.
Long before red and blue became the emblematic colors of the two major U.S. political parties, the vivid hues had been used by artists throughout the world. Explore the fascinating sources and rich symbolism of these popular shades and cast your vote for the most compelling color.
The spotlight always shines on the lions that stand guard at the Art Institute's entrance, but the museum is filled with other curious creatures that also deserve recognition. Trek through the wilds of our collection and discover a few of our many magnificent beasts.
Has the summer heat got you too hot to trot? Step inside where you can flex your mind and walk lively in pursuit of works of art that celebrate the sporting life. Although just like fashion, specific sports fall in and out of favor, the basic urge to win, place, or show is timeless.
8 hours 12 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Splash previews Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, a retrospective on the Bauhaus designer who also made his mark in Chicago—opening at the Art Institute October 2.
10 hours 35 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Design Episodes: The Modern Chair
Explore the evolution of the modern chair in the 20th century with iconic examples from makers like Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, and Harry Bertoia, among others.
THE MODERN CHAIR—http://bit.ly/2dD4Xy0
1 day 6 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.