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A rainy day at the Art Institute, 1972. That year visitors enjoyed a wide range of exhibitions, including: "The Sculpture of Joan Miró," "Edouard Vuillard Retrospective," "Walker Evans," "Pre-Hispanic Art," "Egon Schiele and the Human Form," and "Late 18th Century China."
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Art Institute 5h
Visit the museum's photographic archives—dating from the early 1900s to the 21st century—and learn how this record of our history is preserved for generations to come. Accentuate the Negatives:
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Art Institute 23h
Frédéric Bazille was in his mid-20s when he executed this startlingly direct self-portrait. He painted it while sharing an apartment with Claude Monet. Given his recent decision to abandon a medical career in favor of art, it can be seen as a professional manifesto.
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Art Institute Jan 16
"PHOTOGRAPHY + BOOKS—Out of the Retina, Into the Brain: The Art Library of Aaron and Barbara Levine" Explore the collection of Aaron and Barbara Levine in the first of a series of exhibitions exploring connections between photography and other fields:
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Art Institute Jan 16
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Art Institute Jan 16
The Sultans of the Deccan in South India combined the Persian aesthetic with the Indic to forge a new Indo-Islamic idiom. These gorgeously decorated objects testify to the wealth of the Deccan region and highlight the cultural refinement of their courts— in Islamic Art.
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Midwinter Chicago Jan 16
Claude Monet's Vétheuil, 1901 〰️ Surround yourself with 's collection and music at . Get your tickets →
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Art Institute Jan 15
The writes "[Pope.L’s] 'The Escape' is a provocation on several levels and, always, a demonstration that our inhuman past bleeds into the present." See the full performance for a limited time—available online through January 29.
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Art Institute Jan 15
CLOSING JANURY 27—"Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces" Depictions of courtesans and actors captured the imagination of early modern Japan. Explore an age of fashion and celebrity in these exquisite paintings of the "floating world":
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Art Institute Jan 14
Born —Henri Fantin-Latour underwent a striking evolution in his career, starting out as a member of the Realist avant-garde before creating anti-Realist, fantastic compositions in the 1870s. Find over 100 works by Fantin-Latour in our collection
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Art Institute Jan 14
JANUARY 21—King Day Festival: Long Journey into Freedom Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Explore the idea of freedom through art making and collaborative activities with artists, musicians, poets, and families from across Chicago. FREE—
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Art Institute Jan 14
NOW OPEN—“Naeem Mohaiemen: Two Meetings and a Funeral” Writer and artist Naeem Mohaiemen uses films, installations, and essays to explore the histories of failed utopias. His recent three-channel film examines two such deeply flawed projects. LEARN MORE—
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Art Institute Jan 11
Born in 1936—Eva Hesse created "Untitled" when she was only 24, and as such it represents a key early work in her career. By the late 1960s she would become widely known for experiments in Post-Minimalist sculpture. Find Eva Hesse's painting and sculpture .
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Art Institute Jan 11
Tickets are going fast for Midwinter—a weekend of live performances and more this February at the Art Institute—presented with ​. TICKETS— Catch performances by Zola Jesus, Oneohtrix Point Never, Bill Callahan, Jlin, Perfume Genius, and more!
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Art Institute Jan 11
NOW OPEN—"Dawoud Bey: Night Coming Tenderly, Black" Dawoud Bey’s latest body of work is a series of black-and-white photographs that reimagine sites along the last stages of the Underground Railroad. LEARN MORE—
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Art Institute Jan 10
For over 2,000 years, polished stone mirrors were an important component of Mesoamerican attire, ritual, and symbolic imagery. Mirrors often functioned as emblems of rank and office and were typically worn at the small of the back. See this work on view in Arts of the Americas.
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Art Institute Jan 10
"Best known for his probing portraits, Dawoud Bey took a notably different direction in his latest body of work." The offers a preview of "Night Coming Tenderly, Black”—opening tomorrow at the Art Institute.
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Art Institute Jan 10
MARCH 7—Body/Head (Kim Gordon + Bill Nace) TICKETS— —the guitar duo of Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) and Bill Nace—perform . The concert opens with Joshua Abrams's ensemble Natural Information Society—presented w/ .
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Art Institute Jan 9
Max Beckmann was one of the Weimar Republic’s most honored artists and one of those most vilified by the Nazis. This self-portrait was perhaps the last painting the artist completed in Berlin before he and his wife fled the country in 1937— in the Modern Wing. [©ARS]
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