The Franke Reading Room, the original Ryerson Library, was designed in 1900 by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, the architects of the 1893 building on Michigan Avenue. It was restored to its original design and finishes in 1994 by Vinci|Hamp Architects and today serves as the main workspace for readers.
1 day 12 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING MONDAY—Recent Acquisitions of Textiles, 2004–2011 showcases dazzling textile designs from around the world. See these rare objects before they go off view.
2 days 6 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Guess who! Introducing our new blog series Celebrity Doppelgängers…
Do you see a resemblance between this figure from a 17th-century woodcut and a certain comic actor from Wilmette, Illinois?