New Exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago

A woman's formal dress ; image copyright Art Institute of Chicago.

The Art Institute of Chicago is a seminal art museum, famous not only in Chicago but across the country for its cutting edge exhibits, unparalleled collections, and impressive programming. Whether you’ve visited this national institution annually or you’re a first time visitor, there’s always something new to experience. So if you’re in Chicago this summer, pay a visit to the Art Institute to check out their new exhibits. Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity 6/26/13 -9/22/13 This exhibit is one of the most anticipated of the year at the Art Institute of Chicago. The show combines a contemporary interest in fashion as a culture with a study of impressionist paintings of both men and women in high fashion garments. While the impressionist school of painting is a well-known one, the role that fashion seems to have played in their aesthetic is a question worth examining … [Read more...]