Welcome to the Art Institute’s online scholarly catalogues. Each digital catalogue contains in-depth curatorial and conservation research on the museum’s collection, including high-resolution, zoomable images and other interactive elements. Upcoming catalogues will be devoted to the museum’s holdings of works by Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, and Henri Matisse, as well as our collections of Indian Art of the Americas, and American silver.
1 hour 49 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries
Now on view in Gallery 107, The Shogun's World showcases the distinct beauty of Japanese mapmaking. These heavily image-based maps occasionally explore spiritual landscapes in addition to physical geography. The importance of spirituality in this tradition is shown in this detail from a mid-19th century map of Yokohama Harbor, where the legend color-codes not only landmarks like Buddhist temples, foreigners’ residences, and stone bridges, but also the locations of spiritually significant trees and rocks.
1 day 1 hour ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—The Inspired Chinese Brush
Chinese artists of the 16th through 18th century elegantly capture details from nature with a range of visual effects, on view through July 11.