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Through his unique alchemy, the self-taught designer transformed everyday materials into poetry.
Traveling South Africa’s N1 highway in the ’90s, artist Jo Ractliffe began a photographic journey that would lead to an exhibition in Chicago.
Curator Kevin Salatino takes a look at how O’Keeffe joined her two worlds, east and west, desert and ocean, reconciling opposites.
She was Paul Cezanne’s favorite model, and the red dress she wears tells us a lot more than meets the eye.
This Year of the Ox tour of collection reveals the long and complex relationship between bovines and humans across time and in cultures around the world.
It all starts with collectors and their collections.
Curator Annelise K. Madsen explores how Mary Cassatt created one of the era’s most recognizable icons.
Bisa Butler’s quilts are exuberant, colorful, and almost photo-like—arresting and complex objects made entirely of fabric that has been carefully cut, layered, and stitched together.
Curator Sarah Kelly Oehler tackles the most common questions about the iconic painting.
Contemporary artist Tai Xiangzhou’s Cosmic Symphonies pays homage to tradition while pushing past earthly bounds.
An artist addresses blackness as a color and an identity.
The life, not of the painter, but of the subject of a painting: the Indigenous artist and cultural historian Luz Jiménez.
Curator Liz Siegel discusses a new acquisition from a 19th-century artist who advanced the fields of both photography and archaeology.