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Please note: Works featured in past mini-tours may be off view due to gallery renovations or regular rotations of the museum's collection. Works in the most recent mini-tour are currently on view. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Inspired by the multitude of music festivals that swell the city with songs and throngs, this guide seeks to match Chicago’s summer sounds with the Art Institute’s very own super group, culled from the museum’s well of music makers. We present to you the timeless tunes of the Cure-ation.
You might more frequently think of monkeys residing in zoos or traveling with circuses, but here at the Art Institute, we have primates a-plenty. Get in touch with your simian side with a quick trip to our troupe of museum monkeys.
While the art world might not be a frequent topic on “Law and Order,” art and artists have enjoyed a long and action-packed history of igniting controversy that often winds up in the courtroom. This guide takes a look at works by artists who have sparked some scandalous scenes and contentious cases.
1 day 15 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING MONDAY—Recent Acquisitions of Textiles, 2004–2011 showcases dazzling textile designs from around the world. See these rare objects before they go off view.
2 days 10 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Guess who! Introducing our new blog series Celebrity Doppelgängers…
Do you see a resemblance between this figure from a 17th-century woodcut and a certain comic actor from Wilmette, Illinois?