Tag Archives: Art Institute of Chicago


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


News
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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


Features
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Refuting the Myths About the Armory Show

Research for exhibitions commemorating the centennial of the notorious Armory show reveals that it included more American, historical, and even female artists than many accounts include
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Looking at Art
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Magritte’s Grand Illusions

The curator of “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938,” opening September 28 at MoMA, explores how three photographs of the Belgian Surrealist provide insights into his wry humor and painting techniques Read More


News Retrospective
Installation view of “Art for the Public by Chicago Artists of the Federal Art Project,Works Progress Administration” at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1938. 
COURTESY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO.

Retrospective: When the WPA Was New

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


News
Plate two of Ellsworth Kelly’s 1992 portfolio “The Mallarmé Suite.”

Words with Friends: Artist-Poet Pairings

Picasso, Ashbery, Rivers, Johns, Motherwell, Alberti and more in “The Artist and the Poet” at the Art Institute of Chicago Read More


News Retrospective
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Retrospective: When ARTnews Went to the Armory Show

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


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Smithson Trumps Snooki: New Jersey is State of the Art

Princeton gives Jersey its props, MoMA’s Capital Exchange program drops, Cleveland rocks a mega-multi-touch-screen, and more museum news Read More