Posts in category "Art Institute of Chicago."

Van Gogh’s Bedrooms get a closer look at Chicago's Art Institute exhibition

Van Gogh’s Bedrooms get a closer look at Chicago's Art Institute exhibition
The fascination with Vincent van Gogh’s paintings of his Arles bedroom continues nearly a century and a half after their creation with the Art Institute of Chicago’s mounting of a major exhibition titled, “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” which opens, appropriately, on Valentine’s Day. The exhibition is the first ever dedicated to the Bedroom paintings. For the... Read more »

Art Institute of Chicago names new president

Art Institute of Chicago names new president
Robert M. Levy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago has named James Rondeau the new President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the museum. Rondeau will succeed Douglas Druick, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service at the Art Institute. After an extensive international search, the... Read more »

Caitlyn Jenner to headline at Chicago House Speaker Series

Caitlyn Jenner to headline at Chicago House Speaker Series
Olympian and recent winner of the 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Caitlyn Jenner will serve as the keynote speaker for this year’s Chicago House Speaker Series luncheon in November. For the past 30 years, Chicago House, located in Chicago’s Edgewater community, has served as the Midwest’s oldest provider of housing for those impacted by HIV/AIDS... Read more »
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Art Institute of Chicago Gets $500 Million Gift of Art

Art Institute of Chicago Gets $500 Million Gift of Art
The Art Institute of Chicago has received one of the largest gifts in its history–an impressive trove of artworks from the collection of retired plastics engineer and philanthropist Stefan Edlis and his wife Gael Neeson. Edlis, age 89 and a veteran of WW II, has called Chicago home since the age of 25. The donation,... Read more »

The Art Institute of Chicago Addresses the Art of Pouring Guinness

The Art Institute of Chicago Addresses the Art of Pouring Guinness
The Monday morning after the Cubs home opener seems like an appropriate time to address the art of beer, in particular, the art of pouring a perfect Guinness. The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), who is offering $6 pints of Guinness in conjunction with their “Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840” exhibition, has put... Read more »

Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago

Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago
Ten years in the making, the new exhibition Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design opens at 10 a.m. tomorrow on the steps of the Art Institute with a green ribbon-cutting ceremony that includes local and Irish dignitaries and bagpipes for St. Patrick’s Day (details at the bottom of this post). The major exhibition, the first of... Read more »
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Chicago Museums Free Admission Days 2015

Chicago Museums Free Admission Days 2015
With admission rates as high as $31 a person at some Chicago museums, a family of four can easily spend $100 before lunch. Lucky for us, most all Chicago museums offer FREE DAYS. The museums may be a little more crowded but that’s a small price to pay for the money you’ll save. Below is... Read more »

Giant Foot Sculpture At Oak Street Beach: What Are They Thinking or Unthinking?

Giant Foot Sculpture At Oak Street Beach: What Are They Thinking or Unthinking?
A giant foot sculpture at Oak Street Beach–with accompanying text urging people to “Unthink Long Walks”– is creating quite a stir in Chicago. What are they thinking? Actually, they are NOT thinking, they are unthinking. If you are wondering what this is all about, you are not alone. That is the intent of the “Unthink”... Read more »

Paris Street: Rainy Day Makes Big Impression at Art Institute of Chicago

Paris Street: Rainy Day Makes Big Impression at Art Institute of Chicago
One of the top ten most popular paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, Gustave Caillebotte’s “Paris Street; Rainy Day” (1877), will be unveiled to the public today after what can only be described as a metamorphosis. The large oil painting, which was removed from the walls of the AIC last October for what at... Read more »
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Chicago’s After Christmas Holiday Events

Chicago’s After Christmas Holiday Events
It’s not over until it’s over…the end of Chicago’s after Christmas events has been greatly exaggerated. Yes, Christkrindlmarket has closed and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is a distant memory but the lights are still shinning bright throughout the town and the stores and windows are still dressed in their holiday best. If you were... Read more »