Category Archives: Special Feature: Art Institute of Chicago



The Hand of God - by Auguste Rodin

Modeled 1898, cast 1920s or earlier.

Exhibition:  Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller

Location: Art Institute of Chicago.

The sculpture evokes the biblical account of the creation of human kind, which Rodin imagined as an act of sculpting. The work depicts an embryonic couple, probably Adam and Eve, emerging from a formless mass...
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The Franke Reading Room at the Art Institute of Chicago

of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries.

Originally two separate libraries, the Ryerson Library and the Burnham Library of Architecture, the two merged in 1957.

The Franke Reading Room, the original Ryerson Library, was designed by the Boston firm Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, at a former courtyard in...

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The Fullerton Hall at The Art Innstitute of Chicago

Completed: 1898

Stained glass dome designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Stained glass dome completed: 1901.

In 1901, the Fullerton Hall's pendant space, the Ryerson Library was completed as well.

Built in 1898, Fullerton Hall was added to the north side of the museum's main-floor lobby...

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 Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Painting

 Temporary Exhibition: Sep 12, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016.

 The Art Institute of Chicago: Regenstein Hall

Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings is the first major U.S. exhibition to explore the unique visual culture of the Pushtimarg, a Hindu denomination from Western India. The exhibition brings together over 100...

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Eternal Springtime - by Auguste Rodin

 at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Eternal Springtime [1884] and The Kiss [1886] - by Auguste Rodin. Both these sculptures were removed from his monumental sculptural group "Gates of Hell" as they evoke happiness, and euphoria, rather than the tragedy and sufferings that were portrayed in the Gates!


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Weeping Woman - by Pablo Picasso

1937 / Intaglio

 Exhibit: Picasso and Chicago

Temporary Exhibit :  February 20, 2013 – May 12, 2013 [The exhibition has been long over]

At Regenstein Hall [The Art Institute of Chicago]

Curator:  Stephanie D'Alessandro

This print is one of the many from the series of Weeping Woman portraits...

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