The year was 1997. While driving up the central coast of California, Chicago-born sculptor Charles Ray made a discovery that would impact the next ten years of his life: a massive fallen tree decomposing in a meadow just off the highway.
The Art Institute of Chicago announced Friday that it has acquired a major work by the late American artist Robert Rauschenberg. Short Circuit, 1955 is considered one of Rauschenberg's Combines as it incorporates painting, mementos, artifacts, cabinet doors, and fabrics into a single m
The Art Institute of Chicago's famous lions will get their usual holidays wreaths, but with a contemporary twist.Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, the bronze lions outside the museum traditionally get wreaths made of evergreens and ribbon.
The famous blue stained-glass windows by artist Marc Chagall go back up for public viewing at the Art Institute of Chicago on Monday.The Art Institute took down the windows five years ago to protect them from vibrations from construction of the Modern Wing.The head of the Department of European Pai