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See double in Arts of the Americas with jewelry and other ornate objects in pairs. EXPLORE—
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Art Institute Jun 14
After studying academic painting, French symbolist artist Odilon Redon began making works of imaginary and usually macabre subjects, often suggestive of dreams and hallucinations. See "Andromeda" (1904/10) on view in European Art.
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Art Institute Jun 13
The calls “Manet and Modern Beauty” “groundbreaking and, yes, beautiful and au courant.” See it now at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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Art Institute Jun 13
Don’t let your eyes deceive you. Artist Richard Estes exhibits remarkable precision in this picture-perfect painting of Michigan Avenue outside the Art Institute, 1984. [Image: © Richard Estes]
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Art Institute Jun 12
The French artist Jean-Baptiste Oudry drew an enthusiastic following in the early 1720s for his exquisite still lifes and animal portraits. The artist frequently combined his two specialities, as in this work, "Still Life with Monkey, Fruits, and Flowers"—on view in European Art.
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Art Institute Jun 11
The majority of art produced along the coast of West Africa is naturalistic, featuring polished surfaces with organic and elegant outlines. Masks are performed within many of the societies of this area to fulfill both social responsibilities and entertainment roles.
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Art Institute Jun 11
NOW OPEN—"Manet and Modern Beauty" Explore Manet's luminous paintings of Parisian life that influenced the Impressionists. TICKETS—
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Art Institute Jun 10
NOW OPEN—'PHOTOGRAPHY + PHOTOGRAPHY' "Iconic—Photographs from the Robin and Sandy Stuart Collection" From the pyramids to the Mona Lisa, photography has long helped make other works of art iconic. These works have achieved iconic status simply as pictures
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Art Institute Jun 10
In "Love’s Melancholy," a young woman’s black dress, solemn disposition, and wedding ring signal a state of mourning. Completed just after the Civil War, this introspective portrait by artist Constant Mayer resonated with the American public—now on view in Gallery 174.
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Art Institute Jun 7
"These flowers have just arrived. They’re a gift. Enjoy them. Nothing lasts." The is calling "Manet and Modern Beauty" "gorgeous," "an exhibition for our time"—now on view at the Art Institute.
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Art Institute Jun 7
“It is so small a thing, the life of a man, and yet there is time to do great things, fragments of a common task.” —Paul Gauguin, born in 1848 See 12 works by Gauguin and explore over 200 more in the Art Institute's collection:
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Art Institute Jun 6
Giovanni di Paolo worked within the conservative artistic tradition of Siena in 15th-century Italy, creating rich patterns and an intensely devotional mood in his paintings. Among his finest works are these six panels depicting the life of Saint John the Baptist.
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Art Institute Jun 6
JUNE 13—Artist Talk: South Africa's Poet Laureate Mongane Wally Serote REGISTER— Dr. Serote, a founding member of the Medu Art Ensemble, delivers a poetry reading and discusses poetry’s broader influence on the revolutionary spirit of South Africa.
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Art Institute Jun 6
CLOSING SOON—Don't miss this rare chance to see three versions of Hokusai's "The Great Wave"! And explore multiple works by other ukiyo-e printmakers to gain insight into the dating, authentication, and production of Japanese prints—closing June 23:
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Art Institute Jun 5
JULY 21—Art Institute Block Party Come for a day of imaginative surprises full of opportunities to explore, to create, and to enjoy our Chicago community and the museum together. $10 museum admission for Illinois residents with advance purchase. TICKETS—
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Art Institute Jun 5
In a gesture both mischievous and menacing, a child satyr thrusts his hand through the mouth of a theater mask in this truly one-of-a-kind Roman sculpture from the first century AD. It is the only extant free-standing sculpture of its kind known in the world today.
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Art Institute Jun 4
Young female musicians from Persia, Centra Asia, and Turkestan captivated Tang aristocrats by playing both Chinese and foreign-inspired instruments and compositions. See "Six Female Musicians"—produced in the 8th century—now on view in Asian Art.
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Art Institute Jun 4
CLOSING SUNDAY—"Rembrandt Portraits" A portrait is typically understood to be a faithful reproduction of a person's likeness. Rembrandt complicated the genre, constructing identities through props, lighting, and ambiguous settings. Closing June 9—
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Art Institute Jun 3
JUNE 13—Artist Talk: South Africa's Poet Laureate Mongane Wally Serote REGISTER— Dr. Serote, a founding member of the Medu Art Ensemble, delivers a poetry reading and discusses poetry’s broader influence on the revolutionary spirit of South Africa.
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Art Institute Jun 3
NOW OPEN—"Manet and Modern Beauty" Explore Manet's luminous paintings of Parisian life which influenced the Impressionists. TICKETS—
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