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Happy Birthday, Georges Seurat!

Happy Birthday, Georges Seurat!

Happy Birthday, Georges Seurat! Today marks the 157th anniversary of Georges Seurat’s birth. Seurat is best known—by far—for the Art Institute’s iconic painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, so in honor of this day we wanted to share 8 fun facts about Seurat and the making of this pointillist […]

Gifts to the City

Gifts to the City

At the end of every year, the Art Institute celebrates its “Gifts to the City”—the most recent acquisitions to the collection. You might not realize that each year we add hundreds—if not thousands—of new pieces to the museum’s permanent collection and they’re often added without much fanfare. So we take […]

Eight Nights of Thorne Room Wonder

Eight Nights of Thorne Room Wonder

Every November, the Art Institute unveils a select group of our Thorne Miniature Rooms decked out with period-appropriate holiday decor. Most of the decorated rooms feature intricate displays of miniature sweets and tableware meant to impress and delight. One room, however, could almost be overlooked if it weren’t for the […]