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  • 11 min 50 sec ago
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    NOW ON VIEW—Otis Kaye incorporated currency into a series of works as a commentary on the close relationship between art and commerce. Heart of the Matter shows a torn-up representation of Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer with a stack of cash hanging from its center. The painting was purchased at the time for a record-breaking price. Kaye sought to critique the commercialism at the “heart” of the art world while paying tribute the great artists who make it possible. See our new acquisition—Otis Kaye's Heart of the Matter—on view in Gallery 262.
  • 4 hours 53 min ago
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    NOW OPEN—To Build a Modern Campus: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the Illinois Institute of Technology, 1939–1948 Former Bauhaus director Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began designing the IIT campus mere months after arriving in Chicago. To Build a Modern Campus examines both the project’s exemplary expression of modern technology and the social struggle of those displaced by its construction. LEARN MORE—
  • 2 days 7 hours ago
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    "We still live in a country where only tragedy teaches us the names of invisible men." Chicago Reader visits Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem, on view through August 28.