Art Insights brings slide talks to senior centers, senior groups, senior residences, and nursing homes.
This free program provides a historical and enlightening experience for Chicago-area seniors unable to visit the Art Institute.
To ensure an enjoyable experience for all participants, we require a room that may be darkened and a screen or a smooth white wall for projecting images. We look forward to visiting with you and hope that you will find our program appropriate and enjoyable for your audience. Popular topics are included in the list below.
The Collectors: Objects of Art from the Art Institute’s Collection and the People Who Contributed to Its First 100 Years
Presenters introduce the Ryersons, Hutchinsons, Buckinghams, Palmers, and others who traveled to Europe and Asia discovering and collecting rare art objects spanning many periods. Their treasured gifts of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, prints, and drawings are explored.
Meet Your Neighbors: Images from the Art Institute and Connections to the Faces of Chicago's Diverse Neighborhoods
The Art Institute's collection flourishes with works by artists from around the world. Presenters highlight the ties between artists' home countries and the neighborhoods that were formed when people from those regions settled in Chicago.
59 min 44 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago COMING SOON—Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
Explore the relentlessly innovative works of Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period.
Oiticica’s adventurous works on paper paved the way for increasingly immersive large-scale installations that inspired Tropicália, a powerful movement in all the arts and a political position against both the right’s conservatism and the left’s desire for a purely Brazilian art. Throughout his brief but energetic career, Oiticica seamlessly melded formal and social concerns in his art, seeking to be internationally relevant and, at the same time, specifically Brazilian.
Opening February 18—http://bit.ly/2kevQIM
1 day 10 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “Every new painting is like throwing myself into the water without knowing how to swim.”
Happy birthday to accomplished swimmer Édouard Manet.
See ten works by Manet now on view—http://bit.ly/2jpR5X2
1 day 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago THURSDAY at 6:00—Join us for a lecture with photographer and
MacArthur fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier as she discusses her work—personal, incisive explorations of issues surrounding race, representation, and social justice in places such as Flint, Michigan and her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania.
Free to IL residents—http://bit.ly/2jRrhpV