Tag Archives: The Art Institute of Chicago

‘Time’ to Add a Little ‘Life’ To Art

In 1936 Henry Luce kick-started the field of photojournalism with the launch of Life Magazine, which by 1940 became the leading magazine in the nation. Those same few years saw another visual revolution that rankled Luce. With the leading lights of European art arriving in the US to escape the growing influence of fascism in their native countries the course …

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Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test

The Art Institute of Chicago’s grand celebration of pre-Stalinist Soviet art, kicked off this past autumn, 100 years — almost to the day– after the October Revolution of 1917. Touted as the largest exhibit to commemorate the centennial of the founding of the Soviet state, this beautifully mounted exhibit sprawled throughout the museum’s Regenstein Hall to provide an exceptionally rich, …

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The New Contemporary

Sanctuary for the Edlis/Neeson Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago   While record crowds make themselves at home in the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition of Van Gogh’s Bedrooms—examining three versions of this iconic painting—other visitors looking for a more recent avant-garde may be drawn to the museum’s reopened contemporary galleries, now billed as The New Contemporary. The title refers to …

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