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Kathleen Curtis Wilson, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, delivered the lecture "Irish Linen for Kings and Clergy, Peasant, and Paupers" in support of the exhibition Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840. Check out the video below if you missed it—or if you want to see it again!
3 days 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago OPENING TOMORROW—Jacques-Louis David’s "Napoleon"
French painter Jacques-Louis David created the quintessential image of Napoleon in 1812 and this rare loan provides occasion to highlight related works in the Art Institute's own collection as well as an interactive digital reconstruction of the artist's sketchbook
4 days 16 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1924: An old favorite—The Art Institute included German Shepherds as part of our crackerjack security team from the 1920s until the 1940s. Here we see guard dogs Billo and Bella posing with their handler, along with a few paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.