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 day 17 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Abstract Experiments: Latin American Art on Paper after 1950
During the mid-20th century, Latin American artists were active in the evolving international discourse on modernity, at a time of industrial expansion and political transformation in South America.
Abstract Experiments provides an illuminating complement to Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium and reflects the Art Institute’s recent efforts to expand its holdings of Latin American painting, sculpture, and works on paper.
2 days 12 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
The Art Institute presents the first U.S. retrospective of this groundbreaking Brazilian artist. A relentless innovator always pushing the boundaries of art, Oiticica is arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period and is recognized for inspiring Tropicália, a powerful movement that influenced art across media in Brazil.
In addition to viewing his early works on paper, visitors are invited to take off their shoes and walk through immersive sand-filled installations, view Amazonian parrots, and try on wearable objects designed by the artist.
2 days 13 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Whitney will be taking over our Instagram for the next 24 hours. Follow along to see posts from Max and Julien’s visit to the museum.