The photography in this show imagines what stations of the Underground Railroad might look like, as the act of escaping enslavement is also essentially an act of imagination.
Like her massive wall reliefs, Bontecou’s works on paper evoke the world as fragile, teetering on the brink of total calamity.
The figures in The Floating World indicate the new direction Japanese art was about to take over the next two centuries, its growing emphasis on daily life.
The Chicago version of Pop Art, embodied in the work of the Hairy Who, is sweaty, nervous, sometimes giggly or goofy.
The Art Institute of Chicago is now offering unrestricted access to over 44,000 images from its digital archives.
Ivan Albright represents a deeply transcendent, even Platonic, idea of the soul, although one could be forgiven for missing it among the mercilessly unglamorous bodies of his figures.
One of the lies President Trump likes to tell is that his Renoir is real, but it turns out that might not be the case.
Zhang Peili, who’s having his first American retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago, rejects the government’s use of media for entertainment and propaganda.
As cities and states pass legislation to curtail Airbnb activity, the site’s future as a tool for artists and art organizations both large and small remains uncertain.
In the thick of the city’s rush hour, a row of protesters blockaded the stretch of Michigan Avenue to call out a museum trustee for his complicity in cuts to higher education in Illinois.
CHICAGO — On Monday, February 15, I slept in Vincent van Gogh’s bedroom, the room from the Yellow House in Arles that he famously painted in 1888 and 1889.
Now available for rent on Airbnb is a full-size, 3D replica of Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting “The Bedroom” (1889), complete with rustic twin bed, pale violet walls, copper-green wood floor, and straw hat on a peg.