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A recreation of van Gogh's bedroom, which is now available to rent on Airbnb for $10 per night. COURTESY ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Art Institute of Chicago Is Renting a Replica of Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom for $10 Per Night on Airbnb

To promote its forthcoming show of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings and drawings of his bedroom, the Art Institute of Chicago is now renting a replica of the Post-Impressionist’s room on Airbnb. The cost: $10 a night.A blurb for the show, … Read More


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James Rondeau. COURTESY ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Art Institute of Chicago Names James Rondeau President and Director

The Art Institute of Chicago has tapped James Rondeau to be its new president and director. The news comes after Douglas Druick, who had been the director for five years, announced his retirement in October of last year.Rondeau has been a curator of … Read More


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Morning Links: TIME Person of the Year Edition

Must-read stories from around the art world Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
David Adjaye and Adjaye Associates, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA, ongoing. COURTESY ADJAYE ASSOCIATES

‘Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye’ at Art Institute of Chicago, Selected by Hank Willis Thomas

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. This week’s shows are selected by Hank Willis Thomas Read More


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Morning Links: Airport Art Edition

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Gloria Groom. COURTESY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Gloria Groom Named Chair of European Painting and Sculpture Department at Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago announced that Gloria Groom has been named the chair of the museum’s European Painting and Sculpture department. She will now oversee the museum’s collection of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, early 19th-century, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist art.Groom, … Read More


Artists Retrospective Reviews
Roger Brown, Landscape with Dollar Sign, 1991, oil on canvas. COURTESY DC MOORE GALLERY, NEW YORK

The American Futurist Nightmare: How Roger Brown Scared and Confounded Critics in the ’70s

Roger Brown has long been considered an important figure in the Chicago art scene, but it wasn’t until the past few years—nearly two decades after his death, at age 56, of AIDS–related causes—that his work became well-known in New York. … Read More


Artists Retrospective
Charles Ray, Sleeping Woman, 2012, solid stainless steel. ©THE ARTIST/COURTESY MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

Raw Metal, Vulnerable Humans: Charles Ray on His Poetic Sculptures, in 1987

Charles Ray is known for his eerily naturalistic sculptures of cars, plants, and humans, 19 of which are currently on view in “Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997–2014,” at the Art Institute of Chicago. In honor of that show, we turn back … Read More


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Morning Links: Umbrella Movement Edition

The Umbrella Movement, a pro-democracy movement, is inspiring art in Hong Kong. [The Art Newspaper]Tourism at art museums and galleries in the UK has increased by 7 percent since 2013. [The Art Newspaper]Madison Square Garden Co. CEO Tad Smith has been tapped … Read More


Reviews
Sarah Charlesworth, Unidentified Man, Unidentified Location, from the series “Stills,” 1980, printed 2012. ©ESTATE OF SARAH CHARLESWORTH/COURTESY THE ESTATE OF SARAH CHARLESWORTH AND MACCARONE, NEW YORK/THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, PROMISED GIFT OF LIZ AND ERIC LEFKOFSKY

Sarah Charlesworth at Art Institute of Chicago

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Katy Perry Saw a Magritte Show, and She Liked It

“First things first, I’m surrealist,” wrote Katy Perry on one of her Instagrams from her visit last night to the Art Institute of Chicago’s René Magritte show “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938.”The pop star and provocateur sung high … Read More


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10 Must-See Museum Photo Shows of Spring 2014

Where to find Kahlo’s archive, Friedlander’s jazz pix, Michael Snow’s conceptual hijinks, Abelardo Morell’s camera obscura, and more highlights of the spring photo season Read More


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Isa Genzken, Empire/Vampire I, 2003, paint on mirror foil, fabric, plastic figures, and artificial plants on wood pedestal. 
©ISA GENZKEN. COURTESY COLLECTION MARI AND PETER SHAW, THE ARTIST AND GALERIE BUCHHOLZ, COLOGNE/BERLIN.

Ten Tough Women Artists Who Stand Up to the Bad Boys

In a male-dominated art season, here’s where to find female artists who cut, change the rules, explore new horizons, and do it gangsta-style Read More


Profiles
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Pulp Fictions: The Art of Zarina

Paper—sculpted, cast, punctured, sewn into—is the primary medium of Zarina, the Indian-born artist who weaves into her work Urdu calligraphy and the spirit of literature from around the world  Read More