Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603


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The Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum founded in 1879 as both a museum and school for the fine arts. The museum's permanent collection covers nearly 5,000 years of art from around the world, and has grown to nearly 300,000 works, including a collection of Impressionist and post-impressionist pieces. 

Housed in a Beaux-Arts style building originally built for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, collections include over 1,000 contemporary works from 1945 to the present, nearly 1,000 works of modern art by artists from Europe and the Americas, more than 3,500 European paintings from the 12th through the 20th century, and five millennia of Asian art.

Whether or not you go, Paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago: Highlights of the Collection is a new and updated selection of key paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, featuring works from around the globe and dating from ancient Egypt to 

the present day. This beautiful catalogue presents an expansive selection of painted works from around the globe, introduced insightfully by James Rondeau, president and director of the Art Institute. New color photography accompanies entries written by a team of curators, art historians, and educators, which put the works into context.

The book showcases a dazzling range of paintings, including an Egyptian funeral portrait, an ancient Mexican wall mural, Chinese scroll paintings, Japanese painted screens, and works by artists such as Caillebotte, Cassatt, El Greco, Gauguin, Homer, Hopper, Johns, Lichtenstein, Matisse, Mitsuoki, Monet, Morisot, Motley, O’Keeffe, Picasso, Pollock, Rembrandt, Richter, Rubens, Sargent, Seurat, Tiepolo, Turner, Van Gogh, Warhol, Whistler, and Wood; contemporary artists featured include Kerry James Marshall, Wanda Pimentel, and Kazuo Shiraga.

Paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago: Highlights of the Collection

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