The Art Institute of Chicago offers dynamic opportunities for learning about special exhibitions and the museum's collection through gallery talks, lectures, performances, studio programs, and more. These programs serve a broad spectrum of audiences—from first-time visitors to longtime museum members, from college students to seniors—and are designed to enhance your perception and spur your creativity. Many programs are open to all visitors with no advance registration.
12 hours 51 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1983: The museum held an exhibition for the collection of Jalane and Richard Davidson, Chicago collectors of contemporary American realist drawings. Acknowledged at the time for collecting against prevailing art world trends, they amassed a comprehensive collection of work spanning the careers of both well-known artists—like Jack Beal, pictured here with Jalane herself and a portrait he made of her—and lesser-known Midwestern artists. The entire Davidson collection was bequeathed to the museum and saw another exhibition devoted to it in 1999.
17 hours 19 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Who's ready to experience A Lot of Sorrow? The National aren't playing Lollapalooza this year, but festival–goers can still see the band perform their ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours, in an intensely durational film by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Now on view in the Modern Wing
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