Visit The Art Institute of Chicago for free during the entire month of February. I was just trying to plan a potential trip around their normally scheduled free day of the week and came across Free February on their site.
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They’ve been working on the Modern Wing for seemingly forever. It’s scheduled to open May 16, 2009. That’s only 3 months away. more info on the Modern Wing here.
The complete Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings went on a 6 month hiatus to Texas and returned to new, expanded digs in December. All your old favorites are back along with some new friends. full story here.
Here’s a list of all the current exhibitions. Personally I think “Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago” is the most intriguing of the bunch.
Here’s a list of future exhibits. I am very very excited about the upcoming exhibit of the latest works by Cy Twombly (opening May 16). I had planned on doing a blog post about him soon. At the moment, I can’t recall how exactly I came across his work in the last week. I think it was a google image search. Then I find Cy on the back of Art in America. His painting/drawing style is very intriguing. I’m stoked.
photo of illustration courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago.
artist: Claude Monet
Graphite, on tan wove paper
320 x 243 mm
Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison Collection
Digitally altered by Erik Maldre