Pritzker Garden was designed as part of the Modern Wing and opened with that building in May of 2009. Though the area is an open-air space, it has the feel of an interior courtyard, with the Modern Wing surrounding it on three sides—the Ryan Learning Center to the north, Griffin Court to the west, and the Bucksbaum Gallery for Photography to the south. The building’s iconic “flying carpet” roof overhangs half the garden, providing a shaded canopy, while its unadorned white columns give the space a gridded structure and architectural quality. Accessible from the Modern Wing’s main thoroughfare, Griffin Court, the serene space offers a perfect place for contemplation during a museum visit as well as a festive outdoor area for events taking place in Griffin Court.
1 day 19 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Mary Cassatt was the only American artist to exhibit with the original Impressionist group. This sensitive portrayal of a mother and child reflects the most advanced 19th-century ideas about raising children. Scientists and physicians of the day encouraged mothers (instead of wet nurses and nannies) to care for their children and to include regular bathing in their hygiene practices to prevent disease. #5WomenArtists
See three paintings by Mary Cassatt now on view: http://bit.ly/2nl9Z68
Image: [Now on view in Gallery 273] Mary Cassatt. The Child's Bath, 1893. Robert A. Waller Fund.
1 day 23 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago APRIL 21—Join us for After Dark in the Modern Wing!
Check out the new exhibition Go with special tours and late-night access. And catch live performances by Monakr and Mano.
Must be 21+. Hosted by The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago.