Posts tagged "Art Institute of Chicago"

Art Museums: Should they be about Art or Weddings?

Today’s front page article on the Chicago Tribune about brides and their anger over a new installation at the Art Institute of Chicago has sparked a flurry of discussion both online and offline. The Art Institute describes its new installation, “Restless Rainbow” by Pae White, as a “riot of color and play.” (José M. Osorio,... Read more »

Chicago Needs a Living Daumier, Cont'd

This week we have been discussing Honoré Daumier‘s art, which incorporated his satire of Parisian politics and society.  Given the state of Chicago and Illinois politics, I think this is the perfect time for Chicago’s artists to take up Daumier’s mantle and mock, to provoke recognition and change.  Even better, it seems that many artists... Read more »

Matisse, Interview with Angel Otero

Over the weekend, the Art Institute of Chicago debuted “Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917,” and my interview with Angel Otero, who currently has an exhibition at the Cultural Center, also posted. Installation view of Angel Otero’s “Exquisito” (on right) in “Constellations” at the MCA. Image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago | Berlin. Erik Wenzel has... Read more »
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Art Institute Debuts "Matisse" this Weekend

From the Art Institute of Chicago: Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917 examines the period of Matisse‘s production from his return to Paris from Morocco in 1913 to his departure for Nice in 1917. Though this period spans only five years, it represents a major turning point in Matisse‘s career, the years when he developed his most... Read more »

Abstract Expressionist Stamps!

The Postal Service is continually teetering on some sort of disaster with threats of privatization, ending Saturday delivery and closing post offices (even the mailbox at the end of my street mysteriously vanished last week, I presume it was a victim of downsizing). However, these gloomy prospects haven’t stopped them from launching what look to... Read more »

Robert Smithson's "Chalk-Mirror Displacement" Damaged

The Modern Wing seems to be taking some lumps from the public, last week the Modern Wing was hit with graffiti, this week a visitor stumbled into Robert Smithson’s Chalk-Mirror Displacement breaking a mirror. The Art Institute of Chicago. Detail of Facade, Photo credit: Charles G. Young, Interactive Design Architects. According to Kristen Mack of... Read more »
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February Means Free!

This February has been cold and snowy so far and according to the predictions of a certain groundhog we can expect six more weeks of the same.  But one of the premier cultural institutions in Chicago is free all month, a perfect escape from the cold. I am, of course, talking about the Art Institute... Read more »