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VIDEO—Art Institute Expands Display of Arms, Armor and Medieval Art

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“The animal’s frightening features—scales, claws, eyes—extend above the surface of the canvas and virtually come alive.”

ARTicle’s Work of the Week gets a new home in our reinstalled galleries of Medieval and Renaissance art, arms, and armor.

ARTicle—Work of the Week: Saint George and the Dragon

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Mary Cassatt was the only American artist to exhibit with the original Impressionist group. This sensitive portrayal of a mother and child reflects the most advanced 19th-century ideas about raising children. Scientists and physicians of the day encouraged mothers (instead of wet nurses and nannies) to care for their children and to include regular bathing in their hygiene practices to prevent...
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NEW ON VIEW—Tsugouharu Foujita, a Japanese–born artist who moved to France in 1913, depicts Emily Crane Chadbourne in this remarkable portrait, back on view for the first time since the opening of the Modern Wing. Chadbourne was the grandniece of Martin Ryerson—one of the Art Institute’s single greatest donors—and a generous benefactor to the museum in her own right.

Chadbourne moved to...
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APRIL 21—Join us for After Dark in the Modern Wing!

Check out the new exhibition Go with special tours and late-night access. And catch live performances by Monakr and Mano.

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Must be 21+. Hosted by The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago.
#TBT A view of George F. Harding’s “castle museum,” built in 1927.

The prominent businessman and politician had already amassed a sprawling collection of artworks, arms, and armor when he built an annex to his home on Chicago’s South Side. The Gothic Revival stone turret—complete with cannonballs embedded in the exterior walls—also included a dungeon and secret passages. Following Harding's...
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CLOSING SUNDAY—Rodney McMillian: a great society

Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality and endemic racism. While his work engages the often stark realities of...
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"These galleries will make even the saint-averse stop and take notice."

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New medieval galleries bring knights' gear back to Art Institute to 'Game of Thrones' fans' delight

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“One day, I had a dream… there were three black boots in the middle of the road, with very high houses."

These are the words of Tarsila do Amaral, one of the leaders behind Anthropophagy, a national art movement that arose in 1920s Brazil with the goal of “cannibalizing” aspects of European modern art in order to make a new, more distinctly indigenous style. #5WomenArtists

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NOW ON VIEW—Who Builds Your Architecture?

Whether majestic skyscrapers, eye-catching museums, or sprawling residential complexes, buildings emerge from intricate, lengthy processes of design and construction that involve a host of different actors. The New York–based group Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?), who gives the show its name, presents research related to migrant workers and the...
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Saints & Heroes brings the spiritual, domestic, and chivalric worlds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life in the 21st century.

Past and present collide at the Art Institute of Chicago - Apollo Magazine

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COMING SOON—Zhang Peili: Record. Repeat.

Considered to be the first Chinese artist to work in video, Zhang Peili is a pioneering figure in the history of contemporary art. This exhibition—the first major survey of his work in an American museum—traces the development of his practice from his earliest experiments with video in the late 1980s to new digital formats in the 2000s.

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Happy Spring Equinox! We hope this selection of Art Institute works evoking springtime will brighten up your day.
NOW OPEN—Saints & Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Hundreds of objects from the museum’s rich holdings of art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance return with a sumptuous and immersive display in our new galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor.

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Sneak Peek: A Tour of Saints & Heroes with the Curators

Saints & Heroes opens to the public this Monday.

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TODAY at 4:00—Catch a sneak peek of Saints & Heroes!

We'll be going live in the galleries with the curators of this sumptuous new display of art, arms, and armor of Medieval and Renaissance Europe—opening this Monday.
OPENING MONDAY—Saints and Heroes: Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Hundreds of objects from the museum’s rich holdings of art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance return with a sumptuous and immersive display in our new galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor.

LEARN MORE—[ Bit.ly Link ]
Galleries 235–239
Free for members

Be among the first to experience the immersive new display of the museum's world-class holdings of medieval and Renaissance art.

Reservations are not required, simply show your member card.

Image: Armor for Man and Horse, about 1520 with modern costume. South German, Nuremberg. George F. Harding Collection.

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Galleries 235–239
Free for members

Be among the first to experience the immersive new display of the museum's world-class holdings of medieval and Renaissance art.

Reservations are not required, simply show your member card.

Image: Armor for Man and Horse, about 1520 with modern costume. South German, Nuremberg. George F. Harding Collection.

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MEMBERS—Member Preview: Saints and Heroes

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#TBT The blizzard of 1939 was among the worst in Chicago history, blanketing the city in nearly 15 inches of snow overnight. Incidentally—as the Art Institute dug out from underneath the mounds of snow—the exhibition Snow Landscapes and Figures in Snow filled our galleries with Japanese prints of winter scenes.