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.
9 hours 43 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Go
Speed is both a product of modern life and an agent of it. At the turn of the 20th century, new technologies of mobility and transmission—trains, cars, airplanes, radio, film, television, to name only a few—increased the pace of life, collapsing distances between people and places and assaulting the senses.
Go, the second exhibition in the Art Institute’s Modern Series, explores how artists responded to different ways of experiencing and seeing the world in the accelerated modern age—through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, designed objects, textiles, books, and films.
14 hours 8 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago Happy birthday to Winslow Homer. In 1883 the artist moved to a small coastal village in Maine, where he created a series of paintings of the sea unparalleled in American art. The paintings he created after 1882 focused almost exclusively on humankind’s age-old contest with nature.
In The Herring Net, Homer depicted the heroic efforts of fishermen at their daily work. While one fisherman hauls in the netted and glistening herring, the other unloads the catch. Utilizing the teamwork so necessary for survival, both strive to steady the precarious boat as it rides the incoming swells. Homer’s isolation of these two figures underscores the monumentality of their task: the elemental struggle against a sea that both nurtures and deprives.
See five paintings by Winslow Homer in Gallery 171 of American Art—http://bit.ly/2l89rfx
1 day 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Put your own creative spin on 30 masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago. Our coloring book is now available online at the Museum Shop.