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 iconic piece of South Side history by a pioneering architect joins the museum’s collection.
Conservator Mardy Sears discovers the perfect pandemic project: making a custom box for Josef Albers’s print portfolio Homage to the Square—the cube to house the squares.
Made over 100 years ago at Tiffany Studios, the Hartwell Memorial Window is an unprecedented and highly collaborative installation.
Conservation technician Pamela Olson shares the surprising innovations and techniques she discovered in an 19th-century landscape gardening book.
A research conservator and a conservation scientist offer an up-close look at the history and makeup of key pigments in one of Monet’s iconic paintings.
What happens when you shake up someone’s thinking process with something counterintuitive?
This fall’s major exhibition devoted to sculptural arts across the African continent focuses on how the originating cultures of these objects view, value, and talk about their art.
The artist’s basket making, rooted in time and place, tells of the urgent measures needed to ensure its practice by new generations.
From ancient Rome to 19th-century New York, the use of ancient Egyptian motifs demonstrates the influence of the illustrious North African culture.
Fine Indian textiles became sought-after commodities in the 1700s, impacting fashions from France to Japan.
Takaezu’s artworks not only merge the energy of Abstract Expressionism with the forms of traditional Japanese ceramics—they have a life of their own.
Take a closer look at the making of the artist’s recent series of iPad paintings—plus discover his past works, inspirations, and Chicago connections.
Five staff members select artworks that amplify and celebrate the right, privilege, and importance of voting.
Four staff members find stirring and evocative shades of red in artworks from around the world.