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Born OnThisDay—In the late 1940s Jackson Pollock developed a revolutionary form of Abstract Expressionism. With no apparent beginning or end, top or bottom, his paintings imply an extension of his art beyond the edges of the canvas, engulfing the viewer. NowOnView [©ARS]DECEMBER 27–30: Holly Days Bring the family for art making activities at the Art Institute! FREE—https://t.co/ln74QUmmAENOW OPEN—"The Golden Age of Kabuki Prints" The Kabuki theater district of 18th-century Edo was one of the centers of urban life. Kabuki actors were the celebrities of their time, and prints depicting them found an eager audience in their fans. EXPLORE—https://t.co/UoESnUjOPXFirst developed in the 1880s as a French literary movement, Symbolism was quickly embraced by a young generation of artists who rejected Impressionism's preoccupation with the visible world, believing that art should primarily reflect emotions and ideas:The Yoruba of Nigeria have the highest recorded rate of twin births in the world, with an estimated 45 sets in every 1,000 births. In the tragic event a twin dies, these objects (called ibeji) are commissioned and cared for by the mother and lavished with acts of love.Artist Nyaamadyo Koné worked in the vicinity of the influential regional woodcarving center of Kolia in Côte d’Ivoire. He was among the very few Senufo artists of the 20th century to achieve fame for making doors with bas-relief decorations of this size and complexity.MARCH 13—Artists Connect: Lido Pimienta Powered by glittering synths, Lido Pimienta’s deeply political music and multimedia work is informed by her identity as an immigrant, an Afro-indigenous person, and an intersectional feminist. REGISTER—https://t.co/eTTpSrj8nPThis vase epitomizes the great achievements of the royal porcelain factory at Sèvres during the Napoleonic period. Sèvres was a chief beneficiary of Napoleon’s policy of resuscitating factories after the trauma of the French Revolution. LEARN MORE—https://t.co/MSw9nJ67leSoutheast Asia served as a hub for important maritime trade routes for millennia. New techniques and designs for ceramics originating in China were adapted to local tastes. The Bencharong "five-colored" ware was produced in southern China for the Thai market.COMING SOON—"Landscape in Light: The Tiffany Window at the Art Institute of Chicago" Made over 100 years ago at Tiffany Studios, the monumental Hartwell Memorial Window is a pinnacle achievement in the medium of stained glass. Opening May 29—https://t.co/IpowQvNDFHSee an extensive range of helmets among skillfully forged objects from the Viking Age to the late 16th century—now on view in our galleries of medieval and Renaissance art, arms, and armor. EXPLORE—https://t.co/0cH3NPNSjpNOVEMBER 1—Lecture: Hairy Who? 1966–1969 Explore the exhibition “Hairy Who? 1966–1969” through artwork and archival finds that highlight the Chicago histories and cultural significance of this group of six Chicago artists. REGISTER—https://t.co/cOfI5hxFh2TOMORROW at 5:00 (CST)—Boshell Foundation Virtual Lecture on Ancient Egyptian Art Join us as three Art Institute curators discuss ancient Egyptian art within its African and Mediterranean contexts. REGISTER—https://t.co/TgoddB0Uw2 This virtual event is free with registration.A core member of the Impressionists, Berthe Morisot was the only woman to be exhibited in seven of the eight Impressionist group exhibitions between 1874 and 1886. See "Woman in a Garden" and other works by Berthe Morisot on view at the Art Institute:Squint and you can’t miss it. Do you see the iconic painting depicted in this @LEGO_Group homage?Chicago is always ready for a parade. We couldn’t be more proud of our @LoyolaRamblers. Bring home the trophy, guys! OnwardLU MarchMadness FinalFour @RamblersMBB 🏀The Art Institute celebrates 71 years of Indian independence with the paintings of M. F. Husain. viaTBT A view of Adams Street from the front steps of the Art Institute, 1920.TUESDAY—Artist Talk: Dara Birnbaum Hear from artist Dara Birnbaum, who emerged as a pioneer of video art in the mid-1970s, when many women artists challenged the gender biases of mass media and popular culture. Free with registration—https://t.co/VEZW2RDWMrThe Art Institute is here to inspire the artists of tomorrow. Kids under 14 and all Chicago teens under 18 enjoy free museum admission—every day, all year long. LEARN MORE—https://t.co/Nzaq6FwlmM Learn more about free admission opportunities at the museum.Carlo Bugatti was one of the most eccentric designers in Europe at the turn of the century. See his strikingly original furnitureMarc Chagall presented "America Windows" as a gift to the Art Institute in 1977. They were made forever famous less than ten years later by an appearance in the movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Take in the glow of this beloved work by Chagall—on view in Gallery 144.To ensure we are as safe as possible, beginning Monday, Jan 3, all visitors (ages 5+) must show proof of vaccination to enter. This can be a physical vaccine card, a photocopy of the card, a digital record or app, or a printed record from a provider. 16+ must also show photo IDWe are saddened by the news of Nelson Stevens's passing this week. Known for powerful portraits of African Americans—as seen here in "Towards Identity" (1970)—he was a key figure in the Black Arts Movement and the Chicago-based African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA).ProjectWindows returns with Gauguin–inspired window displays throughout the city. Vote for your favorites! VOTE—https://t.co/r2yBLcYE8sCOMING SOON—"I strongly believe in our right to be frivolous” Mounira Al Solh’s ongoing series collects histories and personal experiences that continue to emerge from the humanitarian and political crises in Syria and the Middle East. Opening February 8—https://t.co/wrOSLyp2nMWith its liberal use of gold and diamonds, this extravagant 18th-century gaming box ranks among the most exceptional works of art produced by the Du Paquier Porcelain Manufactory during its short twenty-five-year existence—#NowOnView in European Art.Toby Edward Rosenthal's "Elaine" created a nationwide frenzy. In 1875, more than 1,000 people a day lined up to view it. Before long, Elaine clubs sprung up, songs were created, and Elaine cigars were sold. See this darkly captivating work in American Art—https://t.co/MqKpZhSZe9Visitors can still see our 18th-century Neapolitan crèche—now through this Sunday, January 9. To the right of the Holy Family and magi stands the old god Hercules, protected by remains of a ruined archway. Learn more in the article "Ruins and Rebirth":Following the arrival of US Commodore Perry's fleet in 1853, Japanese artists created scenes of Western customs, dress, technology, and transport—often fictionalizing them in the process. Learn more in "The Idea of America in 19th-Century Japanese Prints"Season's greetings from Edward Gorey, Suzanne Duchamp, Daniel Burnham, and more! We hope these holiday cards from the museum's collection bring a little warmth and joy to your day.JUNE 26—Performance: Marc Ribot The eclectic guitarist and composer Marc Ribot presents an intimate solo performance at the Art Institute in response to the paintings of Ivan Albright. Free with registration—https://t.co/jYeHfPlriMExplore ikebana, the art of flower arranging, with prints from Japan’s Edo period depicting harmonious floral arrangements—on view in the exhibition “The Arranged Flower: Ikebana and Flora in Japanese Prints.” Now through April 8—https://t.co/TwpOqB2CjNCLOSING SUNDAY—"I strongly believe in our right to be frivolous" Mounira Al Solh collects histories and personal experiences that continue to emerge from the humanitarian and political crises in Syria and the Middle East. LEARN MORE—https://t.co/qe3AKf6I9BIn the mid-fifteenth century, the Virgin Mary’s significance in Christian Ethiopia intensified and the Miracles of Mary became one of the most popular themes for religious books. See this work on view in African Art and explore the full manuscript online:CLOSING SOON—"India Modern: The Paintings of M. F. Husain“ Explore the work of India’s most important 20th-century artist. These paintings comprise Husain’s final works, made just before his death in 2011 and displayed in the U.S. for the first time:The Art of Quarantine enlists some of the Art Institute’s most iconic paintings in the effort to promote social distancing. Artists Jeff Roy and Drake Paul include "Nighthawks" and "La Grande Jatte" among their stark and inspired re-creations atNOW OPEN—"John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age" Explore Sargent’s most captivating portraits and discover his connection to Chicago’s vibrant art scene at the turn of the 20th century. TICKETS—https://t.co/eOnrjrrGfVTHURSDAY—Artist Talk: Wardell Milan Join New York-based artist Wardell Milan for a talk about his life and his work, which combines elements of photography, drawing, painting, and collage. REGISTER—https://t.co/8dyQC7uxbf Free to Illinois residents; registration required.Our collection of Korean art spans more than 2,000 years of artistic production and includes exquisite celadon ceramics, striking ink paintings, and contemporary works that carry the artistic heritage of Korea’s past into the present day. HIGHLIGHTS—https://t.co/7s1o2CrFATTOMORROW—Lifelong Learning: 23rd Annual Reflections Free to all older adults and accompanying adult partners:Join the Art Institute’s Block Party this summer! Do you have a story, idea, or artistic practice you’d like to share with the city? Submit your pitch by March 31. The format is up to you! SUBMIT—https://t.co/LQzqQVomhrFollowing the school’s forced closure in 1933, the Bauhaus went on to have a wide-reaching impact on American art. Explore the influence of this acclaimed German art school, on its centenary, in the exhibition "Weaving beyond the Bauhaus." LEARN MORE—https://t.co/eh27vgpXlUToward the end of his life, Francisco de Goya created some of his most mysterious imagery, considering themes of superstition and the fantastical nature of dreams and nightmares. See monstrous demons, winged creatures, demonic cats, and other frightful beasts by Goya.THURSDAY at 6:00—Stop by for a gallery tour presented in American Sign Language. Free to IL residents—https://t.co/uxAIBJIBWnCLOSING MONDAY—"Charles White: A Retrospective" TICKETS—https://t.co/UT83j0SLlx Don't miss this exhibition by Chicago artist Charles White whose powerful images focus on African American lives and the struggle for equality.TODAY—@HendrikFolkerts, our new Modern and Contemporary Art curator, discusses previous work & projects. LECTURE—https://t.co/dPTFjdrifSThis Friday!—Artist Talk: Postcommodity Postcommodity’s Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist join us in conversation—on the occasion of their new site-specific installation on the Bluhm Family Terrace, "With Each Incentive." Free with museum admission—https://t.co/TxXRYxQHaLTOMORROW at 6:00—Join us for a lecture by Griffith Mann, curator of medieval art @metmuseum. Free with registration—https://t.co/pJT5ZC9cCsNOW OPEN—"Benjamin Patterson: When Elephants Fight, It Is the Frogs That Suffer—A Sonic Graffiti" Benjamin Patterson's immersive sound installation transforms McKinlock Court into an acoustic frog pond with a symphony of croaks from eight frog species:JANUARY 11—Conversation: Dawoud Bey Esteemed photographer Dawoud Bey discusses his new series "Night Coming Tenderly, Black" depicting sites in and around Cleveland associated with the Underground Railroad—free with registration. REGISTER—https://t.co/adiOGH3JZfMelvin Edwards began 'Lynch Fragments'—a series of welded steel assemblages—in response to the tumultuous climate of the Civil Rights movement. "Afrophoenix No. 1" demonstrates his desire to fuse abstraction with personal and collective histories: https://t.co/Da7UWgIDcH [©ARS]Don't let the season pass you by! Find inspiration in our world-class collection, explore special exhibitions, and enjoy free art-making activities for all ages. TICKETS—https://t.co/uqiaCkH7YVNOW OPEN—"Monet and Chicago" Don't miss the exhibition the Chicago Tribune is calling "a stunner" and "intoxicating." BUY TICKETS—https://t.co/vdrCLDeEzh Advance tickets are required. Please visit our website for new hours and updated visitor policies.Tomorrow at 5:00 (CDT)—Virtual Lecture: Conservation of the Hartwell Memorial Window Join objects conservator Rachel Sabino as she illuminates the groundbreaking conservation and installation of the Hartwell Memorial Window. Free with registration:The Art Institute celebrates PrideMonth and the important contributions of LGBTQA+ artists to our shared history. We hope everyone enjoys the Pride parades across the country this weekend!JANUARY 29—Virtual Studio: Kid Koala—Music To Draw To @kidkoala broadcasts live from his Montreal studio. Listen to his quiet time music set while sketching artworks from the museum’s wide-ranging collection. REGISTER—https://t.co/QKuvhXh6pM Free; registration required.Explore trompe l’oeil—French for "deceives the eye”—with examples from the museum's collection. ARTicle—https://t.co/FPJJKIUnd4Charlotte Perriand’s shiny prefabricated rooms brought a pop of color to the Alps while offering a wider range of society access to the slopes. Learn more about her work—now on view in the Modern Wing. EXPLORE—https://t.co/R82QJXoyHzCornelis Visscher’s engraving is one of the softest, most tactile renditions of a cat ever printed. The breathless mouse sneaking by the corner grate seems barely present in contrast, so light and ghostly is its fur. See "The Large Cat" (1657) on view in Prints and Drawings.“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” Happy birthday to documentary photographer Dorothea Lange.

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