Posts in category "Art Institute of Chicago."

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 »

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 »
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Art Institute of Chicago Hosts Major Exhibition on Eating in America

The Art Institute of Chicago is hosting a major exhibition exploring eating in America. The exhibit, Art
 and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine, opens November 12 and runs through January 27, 2014 in the museum’s Regenstein Hall. Art and Appetite will showcase the many meanings and interpretations of food through over 100 paintings, sculptures,... Read more »

Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity: A Must See at the Art Institute of Chicago

Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity: A Must See at the Art Institute of Chicago
“There are only two ways to be a Parisienne: by birth or by dress.” Run, don’t walk to to Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity opening June 26 at the Art Institute of Chicago–as it’s sure to be the hottest ticket in town. Four years in the making, the blockbuster exhibition took both Paris and New York... Read more »

Rare Bronze Statue of Young Dionysos Comes to Chicago

Rare Bronze Statue of Young Dionysos Comes to Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago announced today that they have received the gift of a long-term loan of the Statue of Young Dionysos.  The statue is one of the very few existing large-scale bronze sculptures from antiquity in North America. What makes this acquisition of special interest to Show Me Chicago is that Dionysos (son... Read more »
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At the Movies With Show Me Chicago: Memorable Chicago Scenes from Films Shot in Chicago

At the Movies With Show Me Chicago: Memorable Chicago Scenes from Films Shot in Chicago
“We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds–not simply in the sense of identifying with the characters, although that is an important part of it, but by seeing the world as another person sees it.” Francois Truffaut In honor of the... Read more »

The Art Institute of Chicago Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Controversial Armory Show

The Art Institute of Chicago Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Controversial Armory Show
It’s hard to imagine the works of Henri Matisse being called “the most hideous monstrosities ever perpetrated on long suffering art” as one art critic suggested in a 1913 review of the Armory Show.  Equally surprising was the outrage expressed in the 1913 Chicago Tribune’s biting editorial suggesting “The nudes (in the Armory show) pervert... Read more »

Art Institute of Chicago Offers New Free Tour App: Navigate the Museum With Ease.

Art Institute of Chicago Offers New Free Tour App: Navigate the Museum With Ease.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The Art Institute of Chicago has just announced the launch of an “indoor GPS” app.  The Art Institute is the first art museum in the world to offer this comprehensive device that helps visitors navigate their way through over 50 of the museum’s collections.  The easy to use, educational and... Read more »
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Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago: Gives Visitors a Look Inside Picasso.

Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago: Gives Visitors a Look Inside Picasso.
CHICAGO, Friday, February 15, 2013. So you think you know Picasso…not so fast.  You may want to think again. The new exhibition, Picasso and Chicago, which opens to the general public February 20, 2013 (through May 12, 2013) at the Art Institute of Chicago paints a complete picture of Picasso, the man, and Picasso, the... Read more »
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