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Art Institute 10m
Chinese monarchs traditionally assembled remarkable collections of decorative arts to furnish private studies within the imperial palace. These objects would have appealed to the discriminating tastes of cultivated gentlemen in and around the imperial court—on view in Asian Art.
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Art Institute 1h
TOMORROW—Symposium: Bijinga—Japanese Interpretations of Beauty in Ukiyo-e Explore the many layers of meaning embodied in paintings of beauties (bijinga) by Japanese artists of the Edo and Meiji periods in this one-day symposium—free with museum admission:
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Art Institute 4h
"To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at." See 28 paintings by Claude Monet—born in 1840—now on view. And explore over 45 works by Monet in the museum’s collection—available on our newly redesigned website. EXPLORE—
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Art Institute 6h
Announcing Midwinter! and the Art Institute join forces to present a weekend of live music and more this February at the Art Institute. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10:00 a.m. LEARN MORE—
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Art Institute 24h
Across North Africa, a woman’s wealth is traditionally invested in exquisite silver jewelry. It is an important part of the wedding gifts that a man gives to his fiancée. Explore the distinctive jewelry of the Imazighen (Berber-speaking) peoples of modern-day Morocco.
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Art Institute Nov 13
NOVEMBER 30—Screening: Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists In the mid-1960s, Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists. Explore the work of the Imagists through interviews, archival footage, and more. REGISTER—
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Art Institute Nov 13
For people throughout Central Asia, jewelry has held tremendous symbolic and spiritual value across centuries. Discover an impressive array of jeweled objects from the Emirate of Bukhara—now on view in "Ornamental Traditions: Jewelry from Bukhara." BLOG—
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Art Institute Nov 13
FRIDAY—Conversation: Joseph Kosuth and the Levines Artist Joseph Kosuth discusses conceptual art with collector Aaron Levine in relation to the exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHY + BOOKS: Out of the Retina, Into the Brain"—free with museum admission. REGISTER—
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Art Institute Nov 12
Replying to @yarrhanna @nowjazznow
Hi sorry, tickets are sold out for the Thurston Moore performance. Due to demand, there are not likely to be tickets available at the door. We’ll be sure to let you know if he returns to the museum!
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Art Institute Nov 12
"The human body is first and foremost a mirror to the soul and its greatest beauty comes from that." Born in 1840—Auguste Rodin explored the expressive potential of the human body as few artists before him had dared. See 9 works by Rodin on view at the Art Institute.
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Art Institute Nov 12
THURSDAY—Symposium: Bijinga—Japanese Interpretations of Beauty in Ukiyo-e Explore the many layers of meaning embodied in paintings of beauties (bijinga) by Japanese artists of the Edo and Meiji periods in this one-day symposium—free with museum admission:
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Art Institute Nov 12
“I never thought I’d use the word exalted for Warhol, or transcendent, or sublime... But that’s what’s here.” “Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again” opens today at the . See it in Chicago when it arrives at the Art Institute—October 2019.
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Art Institute Nov 12
NOW OPEN—"Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces" TICKETS— Explore exquisite paintings of the "floating world" by Hokusai and other masters of the genre.
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Art Institute Nov 9
SUNDAY—CSO Chamber Music Series: Armistice Centennial—Toward a New Day Celebrate the power of the human spirit in a concert commemorating the centenary of the World War I Armistice. After the concert, learn about art from post-World War I. TICKETS—
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Art Institute Nov 9
Millennium Park’s autumn foliage provides a dramatic backdrop to the Art Institute’s Modern Wing.
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Art Institute Nov 9
"You’re reminded of graphic design, wallpaper, Magic Eye patterns, the carpeting in your childhood bedroom. You are reminded of origami, sculpture, the ever-transforming geometric swirl of computer screensavers circa 2000… It’s all very hard to describe."
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Art Institute Nov 9
TOMORROW—Special Topic Workshop: Pop Culture Collages Dive into the imagery of popular culture to create mixed media collages that mimic, challenge, and adapt pop culture aesthetics. REGISTER— All materials provided; no prior experience is necessary.
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Art Institute Nov 8
DECEMBER 4—Author Talk: Luluwa—Central African Art between Heaven and Earth Curator of African art Constantine Petridis discusses his book on the Luluwa people, drawing on first-hand accounts from those who visited the region Free with museum admission—
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Art Institute Nov 8
Born —Charles Demuth’s still lifes and architectural studies display astonishing technical skill. The title “…And the Home of the Brave” reveals the artist’s simultaneous attraction to and conflict with the inhuman aspects of industrial landscapes in the US.
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Art Institute Nov 8
Having worked as a department-store janitor in college, Charles Ray understands the unease a mannequin can inspire. With "Boy," he created a disquieting figure standing almost six feet tall. His pose suggests a confrontational manner at odds with his neutral face.
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