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Welcome to the Empty Gallery, a virtual space to explore how, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can meaningfully engage with art objects without physical access to the objects themselves.
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.
The Art Institute was the first museum in the United States to assemble a significant collection of modern art and to put it on permanent display. Today these holdings are among the finest in the world—enjoy highlights from this pioneering collection.
Whether a painting, photograph, print, or sculpture—a portrait is often thought of as capturing a physical likeness of an individual.
It all starts with collectors and their collections.
Conservator Jim Iska shows that looking at a daguerreotype is not a passive activity—and that the reward is an image unsurpassed in the history of photography.
Our director of product design discusses a process that often culminates in seeing beautiful details from artworks in the hands of people walking down the street.
Curator Janice Katz muses on the artist’s attempt to preserve memories of his daughter.
Featuring more than 150 works from the celebrated and comprehensive Weston Collection, published here for the first time in English, this lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched volume addresses the genre of ukiyo-e painting.
With its pulsating strands and slashes of bright color, this work evokes memories of bustling cities that Mitchell recalled from her travels in the American Midwest.