Join the Art Institute to investigate the rich artistic traditions of the United States.
The Art and Architecture of Los Angeles and Palm Springs
February 28–March 4
Experience Los Angeles and Palm Springs through an artistic lens with Lisa Hahn. Highlights include visits to the Broad, the Frederic Weisman Foundation, LACMA, and the new downtown gallery Hauser Wirth and Schimmel. A stop at the Palm Springs Art Museum as well as tours of artists’ studios and private collections complete this art-filled itinerary.
Explore the artistic offerings of Harbor Country, Michigan, with study leader Cynthia Noble. Visit artist studios, attend a performance at the historic Acorn Theater, and tour private homes and collections. Visit the former home and studio of artist Roger Brown, which boasts an outstanding art collection that includes contemporary works, tribal sculpture and textiles, and Brown’s own work.
Architecture in Indiana: Indianapolis, Columbus, French Lick, and New Harmony
Join tour guide Vince Michael on this architectural exploration of Indiana. Highlights include the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Eero Saarinen–designed Miller House and Gardens in Columbus. In French Lick, spend one night in the historic West Baden Springs Hotel and learn about its fascinating history. End in New Harmony with an introduction to the community’s diverse architecture, which includes the Richard Meier–designed Atheneum and Philip Johnson–designed Roofless Church.
21 hours 19 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “One day, I had a dream… there were three black boots in the middle of the road, with very high houses."
These are the words of Tarsila do Amaral, one of the leaders behind Anthropophagy, a national art movement that arose in 1920s Brazil with the goal of “cannibalizing” aspects of European modern art in order to make a new, more distinctly indigenous style. #5WomenArtists
Explore Tarsila’s work in depth when Tarsila do Amaral: Reinventing Modern Art in Brazil opens at the Art Institute this October.
Image: Tarsila do Amaral. City (The Street), 1929. Collection of Bolsa de Arte.
23 hours 19 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Who Builds Your Architecture?
Whether majestic skyscrapers, eye-catching museums, or sprawling residential complexes, buildings emerge from intricate, lengthy processes of design and construction that involve a host of different actors. The New York–based group Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?), who gives the show its name, presents research related to migrant workers and the global construction industry.
1 day 19 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Saints & Heroes brings the spiritual, domestic, and chivalric worlds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life in the 21st century.