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From Cezanne’s time to ours, his work has been admired, debated, and oftentimes collected by fellow artists. This tour highlights works by artists—from Cezanne’s Impressionist contemporaries to artists working today who have looked to him as an inspiration and a critical touchstone for their own work.
Driven by her long-standing interest in architecture, Barbara Kruger’s work is always contextual—informed by the specific site and moment of its presentation while also adapting to and experimenting with new technologies.
From celebratory statues to intricate mosaic panels, art was created for a wide variety of functions and contexts during the centuries that the Roman Empire reigned. Explore a few highlights from the Art Institute’s collection of ancient Roman art here.
Every year we grow our collection with works that expand and deepen the stories we tell and the perspectives we share—across geographies, periods and cultures. Enjoy a few highlights of this past year’s additions.
Pest management may be a small, even minute, aspect of caring for the collection, but it helps keep the collection safe for future generations.
It all starts with collectors and their collections.
An engaging and scholarly introduction to “New York’s most famous unknown artist”
This stunning volume expands our understanding of Mexico’s important role in the story of modern art and design through the works of six innovative artists and designers.
From 1948 through 1952, Yasuhiro Ishimoto studied photography at the Institute of Design in Chicago. Because of a continuing attachment to Chicago, however, Ishimoto has often revisited the city, most notably on a photographic fellowship in 1959–61.
A wonderful example of the many shadow boxes Joseph Cornell created in his lifetime, this box combines whimsical found objects including a wooden bird, a ball, bingo chips, stamps, and newspaper clippings.
In Many Mansions, Kerry James Marshall combined the real and the ideal to portray residents’ efforts to preserve their community.
This activity uses artworks and your close looking skills to practice making metaphors and similes.
Play with texture, smooth lines, and cracked surfaces using Yoko Ono’s Mended Petal. Enjoy the read aloud link for “Inch by Inch” by Leo Lionni and discover how the inchworm can measure this tall sculpture and other objects.