Tag Archives: Art Institute of Chicago


Retrospective
Henri Rousseau, La Rêve (The Dream), 1910. ©2016 SCALA, FLORENCE/DIGITAL IMAGE: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

‘He Produced Masterpiece After Masterpiece’: Max Weber Remembers Henri Rousseau, in 1942

With the Musée d’Orsay’s exhibition “Le Douanier Rousseau: Archaic Candor” having opened this week, we turn back to the February 15, 1942, issue of ARTnews, in which the American Cubist painter Max Weber remembered his friend Henri Rousseau. (The French … Read More


News The Talent
Goldstein.COURTESY AIC

Art Institute of Chicago Hires Ann Goldstein as Deputy Director and Chair of Modern and Contemporary art

Ever since Ann Goldstein stepped down as director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, at the end of 2013, after about four years on the job, people have whispered about where she might end up next, and her name has … Read More


Reviews
Vincent van Gogh, The Bedroom, 1889. THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, HELEN BIRCH BARTLETT MEMORIAL COLLECTION

Domestic Dreams: ‘Van Gogh’s Bedrooms’ at the Art Institute of Chicago Offers a Rich Look at Three Masterworks

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News The Talent
Tedeschi. COURTESY ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Martha Tedeschi to Leave Art Institute of Chicago, Will Become Director of Harvard Art Museums

The Art Institute of Chicago announced today that Martha Tedeschi, its deputy director of art and research, will leave her position at the museum in July. She’ll be going to the Harvard Art Museums, where she will become the Elizabeth … Read More


News
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


News The Talent
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


News

Morning Links: TIME Person of the Year Edition

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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


News

Morning Links: Airport Art Edition

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News The Talent
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


News
An Occupy protest in Hong Kong. 


COURTESY VINCENT YU/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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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