2017 celebrates the Year of the Rooster and marks the fifth year of festive programming at the museum, with family art-making activities, performances, public tours in Mandarin, self-guided tours, and culinary specialties from China.

ARTicle—Chinese New Year at the Art Institute

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Spring is coming… Just a sneak peek of what to see at the Art Institute on the dawn of the Vernal Equinox.
Photographer Joel Sternfeld’s Recreated Bark Longhouse is taken from the series Earth: Experimental Utopias in America, 1982–2005.

The Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy refer to themselves as the “people of the longhouse,” taking their identity from the traditional building that served as a communal dwelling and ceremonial hall. This confederacy—perhaps the oldest democracy on...
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Stop by the Art Institute today—admission is free for Illinois residents! And join us for a conversation at 6:00 on Chicago’s rich history of public sculpture.

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Image: Pablo Picasso. Maquette for Richard J. Daley Center Monument, 1965. Gift of Pablo Picasso. © 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
“The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.”

Happy birthday to Cindy Sherman, one of the most celebrated figures in contemporary art. See five works now on view as part of The New Contemporary in the Modern Wing.

Image: [Now on view in Gallery 296B] Cindy Sherman. Untitled #90, 1981. Gift of Edlis|Neeson Collection. © Cindy Sherman. Courtesy Metro...
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#TBT 1922: A lush display at the Art Institute for the exhibition Woman's Farm and Garden Association: Landscape and Garden Design.
COMING SOON—Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960–75

The short-lived Tokyo magazine Provoke is now recognized as a major achievement in world photography of the last 50 years. A major international traveling show, which has Chicago as its only North American venue, this exhibition is the first survey of postwar Japanese art to be organized at the Art Institute...
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NOW ON VIEW—The Italian–born American artist Josef Stella revisited his native Italy in 1922, where he became fascinated by Renaissance painting. Drawing inspiration from Sandro Botticelli, Stella began to produce decorative, detailed, symbolic compositions, such as A Vision (seen here). Stella was enthralled by the tropical plants he observed at the Bronx Botanical Garden in New York, and he...
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NOW OPEN—Rodney McMillian: a great society

Our latest exhibition in the Modern Wing represents the last decade of the artist’s work in video. 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...
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Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room
$10 per member

Grab your yoga mat and come dressed to stretch. Only members get this unique opportunity to do yoga in the museum. All experience levels are welcome.

Please bring your own mat. Enter at the Columbus Drive Entrance, 230 S. Columbus Drive.

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NOW OPEN—Natural Allusions

For Chinese painters, images of plants and animals could convey human aspirations, seasonal themes, or wishes for well-being and good fortune. This focused exhibition features 17th- and 18th-century handscrolls reflecting a variety of artistic traditions as well as a selection of round, handled fans made for wealthy and fashionable men and women of 19th-century...
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Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, whose words and actions still inspire us today.

A message from Dr. King to all of us who create, make, and do: "Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."

Image: Yousuf Karsh. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1962. Gift of Estrellita Karsh, in memory of Yousuf Karsh. © Estate of Yousuf Karsh.
"Real painters understand with a brush in their hand."

Happy birthday to the trailblazing artist Berthe Morisot, a core member of the Impressionists and the only woman to be exhibited in seven of the eight Impressionist group exhibitions between 1874 and 1886.

See two paintings by Berthe Morisot, now on view in Gallery 201.

Image: Berthe Morisot. Woman at Her Toilette, 1875/80. Stickney Fund.
John Singer Sargent’s portraits have captivated audiences for over a century. ARTicle takes a closer look at his work, on the week of the American Impressionist’s birthday.

Celebrating Sargent

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FEBRUARY 24—After Dark: Xtra Loud featuring "Hélio Oiticica—To Organize Delirium"

Join us for a special edition of After Dark in the Modern Wing! Dive deep into 1960s Brazil with a performance from legendary psychedelic pop group Os Mutantes. And enjoy special tours of the exhibition Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium, a conversation with Os Mutantes leader Sérgio Dias and the hosts of...
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CLOSING MONDAY—Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreams

Artist Kemang Wa Lehulere describes his work as a “protest against forgetting,” reenacting “deleted scenes” from South African history through a masterful conflation of personal and collective storytelling. See his first American museum show, In All My Wildest Dreams—on view through January 16.

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#TBT Chicagoans have always been on the go. Commuters arrive downtown, the Art Institute within walking distance, 1907.
In honor of American artist John Singer Sargent’s birthday this week, take a moment to admire how Sargent captures the natural essence of barb and bramble in Thistles. Shop for framed reproductions and other wall art online at the Museum Shop.

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A Conversation with Author Quraysh Ali Lansana and the Reborn Poetry Ensemble, in Anticipation of the King Day Family Festival this Monday
CLOSING JANUARY 29—Master Drawings Unveiled: 25 Years of Major Acquisitions

See rarely exhibited works from the 17th to mid-20th century in this exhibition of drawings acquired by the museum over the past 25 years. Artists include Edgar Degas, Gustave Caillebotte, Camille Pissarro, Käthe Kollwitz, Max Beckmann, Jean Cocteau, Francis Picabia, Grant Wood, Odilon Redon, James Ensor, François...
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