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Brazilian artist and scholar Andreas Valentin recalls his time in New York City with artist Hélio Oiticica and screens a series of short films the two produced in collaboration.

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Screening and Conversation: Andreas Valentin on Hélio Oiticica

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CLOSING SOON—John Massey: Cartón de Venezuela

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Advice from Pierre-Auguste Renoir, on his birthday.

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Go, the second exhibition in the Art Institute’s Modern Series, explores...
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Happy birthday to Winslow Homer. In 1883 the artist moved to a small coastal village in Maine, where he created a series of paintings of the sea unparalleled in American art. The paintings he created after 1882 focused almost exclusively on humankind’s age-old contest with nature.

In The Herring Net, Homer depicted the heroic efforts of fishermen at their daily work. While one fisherman...
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Put your own creative spin on 30 masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago. Our coloring book is now available online at the Museum Shop.

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#TBT The Boy Scouts check out Whistler’s Mother, on view at the Art Institute for the Chicago World’s Fair, 1933.

Whistler’s iconic painting has only been exhibited at the Art Institute on two occasions: once in 1933 and again in 1954 for the exhibition Sargent, Whistler, and Mary Cassatt. See this beloved American portrait—at the Art Institute again for the first time in over 60...
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TOMORROW—Join us for a special After Dark in the Modern Wing! Catch a performance from the legendary psychedelic pop group Os Mutantes and explore the exhibition Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium—where visitors are invited to take off their shoes and walk through immersive sand-filled installations.

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COMING SOON—Whistler’s Mother: An American Icon Returns to Chicago

Painted in 1871, the portrait better known today as “Whistler’s Mother” was intended to demonstrate the artist’s recent focus on tonal harmonies over subject matter. It came to be lauded as an icon beloved by Americans but rarely seen in the United States.

Explore Whistler’s use of family members as subjects, his abstract...
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NOW ON VIEW—In 1963 Melvin Edwards began Lynch Fragments, a series of welded steel assemblages made in response to the tumultuous social climate of the Civil Rights movement. The title of the series evokes the horrifying images of racist mob violence, yet Edwards’s works distill the subject into a powerful sculptural language, fusing modernist abstraction with a sense of personal and...
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This bronze by Daniel Chester French is a reduced version of the full-size statue in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., which French worked on with the architect Henry Bacon. The Lincoln Memorial has remained a cherished destination at the National Mall since its dedication in 1922.

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NOW OPEN—Abstract Experiments: Latin American Art on Paper after 1950

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Abstract Experiments provides an illuminating complement to Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium and reflects the Art...
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NOW OPEN—Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium

The Art Institute presents the first U.S. retrospective of this groundbreaking Brazilian artist. A relentless innovator always pushing the boundaries of art, Oiticica is arguably the most influential Latin American artist of the post–World War II period and is recognized for inspiring Tropicália, a powerful movement that influenced art across...
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Whitney will be taking over our Instagram for the next 24 hours. Follow along to see posts from Max and Julien’s visit to the museum.

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The immersive art of Hélio Oiticica is something to be experienced. Explore the work of this groundbreaking Brazilian artist known for pushing the boundaries of traditional art.

Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium opens to the public tomorrow.

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