Get up close—and go in depth—with some of the most well-known and beloved works in the collection with this video series.
The Art Institute’s holdings of late 19th-century French art are among the largest and finest in the world and feature some of the most well-known and well-loved works in the museum. The works included here are highlights from our wide-ranging collection.
Whether a painting, photograph, print, or sculpture—a portrait is often thought of as capturing a physical likeness of an individual.
While well known for our exceptional and wide-ranging collection of Japanese prints, the museum’s holdings of Japanese art also include significant works of Buddhist art, painted folding screens, ceramics, and kimono. What becomes clear when surveying these diverse works—which range from ancient to contemporary—is that Japanese art is very much a living tradition. Check out these highlights of the collection.
Throbbing with the hum of life, this garden is as inviting as the artist’s iconic bedroom. Curator Kevin Salatino tells us why.
Sixty years after Van Gogh died, his nephew took photographer Peter Pollack on a tour of places where his uncle had lived and painted.
Vincent van Gogh’s The Bedroom is arguably the most famous depiction of a bedroom in the history of art. The artist made three versions of the work. This book is the first in-depth study of their making and their meaning to the artist.
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.
Adriaen van Ostade’s Merrymakers in an Inn illustrates peasants of multi-generations celebrating a joyous event in a spacious and picturesque interior.
The purpose of this activity is to use clues from works of art to make inferences about characters.