Art Institute of Chicago

One of the two lion statues (Kemeys, bronze 1893) flanking the Institute's main entrances The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Recognized for its curatorial efforts and popularity among visitors, the museum hosts approximately 1.5 million guests annually. Its collection, stewarded by 11 curatorial departments, is encyclopedic, and includes iconic works such as Georges Seurat's ''A Sunday on La Grande Jatte'', Pablo Picasso's ''The Old Guitarist'', Edward Hopper's ''Nighthawks'', and Grant Wood's ''American Gothic''. Its permanent collection of nearly 300,000 works of art is augmented by more than 30 special exhibitions mounted yearly that illuminate aspects of the collection and present cutting-edge curatorial and scientific research.

As a research institution, the Art Institute also has a conservation and conservation science department, five conservation laboratories, and one of the largest art history and architecture libraries in the country—the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries.

The growth of the collection has warranted several additions to the museum's original 1893 building, which was constructed for the World's Columbian Exposition of the same year. The most recent expansion, the Modern Wing designed by Renzo Piano, opened in 2009 and increased the museum's footprint to nearly one million square feet, making it the second-largest art museum in the United States, after the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Art Institute is associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a leading art school, making it one of the few remaining unified arts institutions in the United States. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Art Institute of Chicago
Published 1954
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by Art Institute of Chicago
Published 1963
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Published 1880
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Published 1973
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Published 1965
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Published 2013
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Published 1976
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Published 2009
Table of Contents: '; ...": American modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago / Judith A. Barter and Brandon K. Ruud -- Catalogue...
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Published 1957
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Published 1966
...Art Institute of Chicago museum studies...
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Published 2007
...Annalisa Rimmaudo -- Using and conserving artists' books at the School of the Art Institute...
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Published 1992
...The Art Institute of Chicago,...
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Published 2000
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Published 2005
...Department of Museum Education, the Art Institute of Chicago ; writers, Leah Bowe, Maria Marable...
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Published 1997
...School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Video Data Bank,...
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Published 1980
...the School of the Art Institute of Chicago gallery, October 3-31, 1980 ; Rockford College, November...
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Published 2000
Table of Contents: '; ...Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming and Qing Dynasty Textiles at The Art Institute of Chicago /...
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Published 1990
...Art Institute of Chicago. Video Data Bank....
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by Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915.
Published 1926
...Art Institute of Chicago. School....
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