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Bisa Butler's intricately layered quilts often draw on vintage photographs to resurface and reimagine historical narratives of Black life. Learn more in "The People of Bisa Butler’s Portraits": https://t.co/iwPDv9UAmV
He said yes! 💍😍 Congratulations to Benjamin and Andrew! We’re honored that the museum could be part of your beautiful moment. ❤️ ___ Repost via Instagram: everythingbenjamin In front of the portrait of the man who made marriage a reality for us…I said YES! ❤️🌈😍
Tickets for August 1–15 are now on sale, including evening hours on Thursday and Friday nights. Don't miss your chance to see the groundbreaking Obama Portraits in Chicago! TICKETS—https://t.co/3are9UVlu6 The #ObamaPortraitsTour is organized by the @smithsoniannpg.
Chicago landscape architect Franz Lipp created these fantastical studies in 1928 for an open-air theater in Highland Park, IL. Although this project was never realized, Lipp brought similarly dramatic and monumental visions to many projects in the Chicago suburbs. #NowOnView
Chicago—it’s the city where the Obamas first met and where they launched their careers. Join in a civic celebration with the Chicago Connections tour—featuring works by Chicago artists as well as works intrinsically linked to our city. HIGHLIGHTS—https://t.co/ReDrAsOJEI
JULY 24 at 11:00 (CDT)—Virtual Family Workshop: Art of the Portrait Explore works of art from our collection and create an individual or family portrait in this free virtual family workshop meant for families with children ages 8 and under. REGISTER—https://t.co/XIBQ7x8fyH
In an interactive feature, explore how Kehinde Wiley painted his historic portrait of President Barack Obama, creating a work that at once reimagines presidential portraiture and re-envisions how power is depicted: https://t.co/dPWwh7eitE Supported by @BloombergDotOrg
CLOSING SOON—"Jo Ractliffe: DRIVES" brings together more than 100 works from across the artist's career, including haunting, dreamlike landscapes and allegorical images of animals, illustrating the aftermath of apartheid in South Africa. Closing August 9—https://t.co/NsogloTXXL
THURSDAY at 5:00 (CDT)—Virtual Artist Talk: Jordan Casteel Join us for a conversation with artist Jordan Casteel as she discusses her painting "Barack," newly installed in the Modern Wing. Free with registration—https://t.co/EAvKt5EY4Y
Explore Amy Sherald’s intimate yet powerful portrait of the former First Lady and the close bond the two shared—in the interactive feature, An Accessible Icon: Amy Sherald's Portrait of Michelle Obama. INTERACTIVE FEATURE—https://t.co/3Ua3GmRO6a Supported by @BloombergDotOrg
Tickets for July 16–31 are now on sale, including new evening hours on Thursday and Friday nights! JULY 16–31 TICKETS: https://t.co/3are9UVlu6 Please note that you must purchase your ticket online in advance. The #ObamaPortraitsTour is organized by the @smithsoniannpg.
TOMORROW at 5:00 (CDT)—Register now for this can’t-miss free virtual event! Former First Lady Michelle Obama joins artist Amy Sherald for a powerful conversation on the importance of representation in the arts and the impact of the portrait today: https://t.co/A9mvG2bXyQ
Great work from artist Joanna Witas. Thanks for visiting us! Repost: Felt inspired after visiting The Art Institute of Chicago last weekend • “Monet and Chicago” #exhibition with Monet’s most iconic paintings was so amazing! • #inksketch and #markerdrawing
Tickets for July 1–15 are now on sale, including new evening hours on Thursday and Friday nights! See the Obama Portraits—on view in Chicago for the first time—now at the Art Institute. TICKETS—https://t.co/3are9UVlu6 The #ObamaPortraitsTour is organized by the @smithsoniannpg.
TOMORROW at 5:00 (CST)—Virtual Conversation: Brandon Breaux and Eric Williams Artist and designer Brandon Breaux (@theBreaux) joins Eric Williams, founder and creative director of @thesilverroom, for a wide-ranging conversation. LEARN MORE—https://t.co/z2RZPALOPR
Kehinde Wiley’s and Amy Sherald’s portraits of the president and former first lady are here! We can’t wait for you to experience these celebrated works—which is why we’re adding new late hours on Thursdays and Fridays: https://t.co/2psZUD6xbn
NOW OPEN—"The Obama Portraits" The Obama portraits have arrived in Chicago! For a limited time, see these groundbreaking paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: https://t.co/3are9UDK5w The #ObamaPortraitsTour is organized by the @smithsoniannpg.
Combining elements of Chinese philosophy with modern astronomy, artist and scholar Tai Xiangzhou creates landscapes in the realist style of the Song Dynasty (960–1279) and semiabstract expanses of rocks and clouds floating in extraterrestrial worlds: https://t.co/JyYahqWqSD
NOW OPEN—"Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw" In 1962 at the age of 71, Joseph E. Yoakum reported having a dream that inspired him to draw. Thereafter the retired veteran began a daily practice and over the next 10 years produced some 2,000 works. LEARN MORE—https://t.co/Kfyn9EUPWx
NOW OPEN—Unveiling the New Tiffany Window A stunning achievement in stained glass, the monumental Hartwell Memorial Window makes its Art Institute debut! Learn more about this radiant work, located at the top of the museum's Grand Staircase: https://t.co/IpowQvNDFH
As of today, fully vaccinated Art Institute visitors are no longer required to wear masks in the museum's galleries. Unvaccinated visitors should continue to wear masks. This change is in alignment with the City of Chicago's newly updated guidelines: https://t.co/utjus1DG4h