In 1997 the Art Institute acquired from Lannan Foundation over one hundred important works of modern and contemporary art, a significant addition to one of the world's finest collections of twentieth-century art. The Lannan acquisitions include major examples of post–World War II Modernism, Abstract Expressionism, and installation art of the 1990s; of particular significance is a group of ten paintings, nine prints, and three photographs by the German artist Gerhard Richter. This issue of Museum Studies features entries on thirty-five works by artists such as Robert Motherwell, Clyfford Still, Richter, Bruce Nauman, Lucas Samaras, Chuck Close, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres, accompanied by full-page color plates. The issue also includes an introductory essay by Jeremy Strick, former Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator of Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute, on the history of the collection; as well as a complete illustrated checklist of the Lannan acquisitions.
Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments Fixed and Visible: Lannan Foundation and the Art Institute of Chicago Jeremy Strick Highlights of the Lannan Collection Checklist of the Lannan Collection Selected References and Notes Photography Credits
The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999 8 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.; 104 pages; 179 illustrations Softcover ISBN 0-86559-174-1
16 hours 31 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Splash previews Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, a retrospective on the Bauhaus designer who also made his mark in Chicago—opening at the Art Institute October 2.
18 hours 54 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Design Episodes: The Modern Chair
Explore the evolution of the modern chair in the 20th century with iconic examples from makers like Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, and Harry Bertoia, among others.
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1 day 14 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.