Established in honor of Ruth Powell, a member of the very first class of docents in 1961, the Ruth Powell Museum Visit Fund provides scholarships to schools in need of funding for bus transportation to the museum. Schools must meet the minimum criteria of having a student body with a majority of low-income students. Please indicate on the tour application your desire for a scholarship, and you will receive notification of your award with your confirmation.
Scholarships reimburse schools for the cost of one standard school bus, up to $200.00. Schools will submit a copy of the bus company invoice and the canceled check after their museum visit, and funds will be mailed in approximately two to four weeks.
1 hour 21 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Rodney McMillian: a great society
Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality and endemic racism. While his work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
1 day 3 hours 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.