Most people can identify whether or not a piece of art appeals to them--they know it when they see it. But what about the intent of the artist; their history and point of view? Some critics contend that certain artists lack exposure– particularly those who are gay.
The Art Institute of Chicago board just named Douglas Druick as the museum’s new director Wednesday morning.Druick, who’s been serving as the interim director, has been with the institution for 26 years.He headed the department of prints and drawings, as well as the department of medieval to modern
Nearly a century ago, progressive artists in Central and Eastern Europe demanded that true art revolutionize objects and habits of daily life. Their new ideas responded to innovative images of the industrial marketplace, nascent mass media and urban popular culture.
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