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The lions are decked in their evergreen wreaths, and the Neapolitan crèche is once again on display—the holidays have arrived at the Art Institute!
It’s easy to have a first reaction to a work of art. But what is revealed when we ask ourselves not only what we find beautiful or ugly, but also where those ideas come from?
The Language of Beauty in African Art includes over 250 objects from the continent across millennia—but how have contemporary artists in particular responded to those objects and traditions?
Discover how several cultural leaders and artists from Chicago’s Black and African diasporic communities contributed to the interpretation of The Language of Beauty in African Art.
The conservation of artworks that brave the elements, like our beloved lions, requires specialized skill, years of experience, and a studio filled with cool tools.
Since its invention in the 19th century, photography has both engaged with and changed the world.
Six kinds of light were used to photograph Salvador Dalí’s painting, and each one revealed something different.
An in-depth exploration of the Art Institute’s important collection of James McNeill Whistler’s work, tracing the artist’s dramatic reception in Chicago.
This digital publication shares and expands upon an exhibition of the same name dedicated to the work of pioneering artist Malangatana Ngwenya (1936–2011) with a focus on his oeuvre from the late 1950s until 1975, the year of Mozambique’s independence.
This fully digitized edition of the award-winning catalogue raisonné offers a comprehensive look at James McNeill Whistler’s life, lithographic work, and creative context.
This lesson plan explores Bisa Butler’s work The Safety Patrol.
Students will follow the influence of the material cobalt and the artistic tradition of blue and white pottery to consider how people and ideas move across space and time through trade, migration, colonization, and warfare.
Students will follow the phoenix as an artistic motif, cultural myth, and symbol to consider how people and ideas move across space and time through trade, migration, and warfare.
What can you guess about the person who lives in this room? Use clues to learn about Vincent van Gogh and the unique decorations in his bedroom.