1961: Warhol meets Superman in a helluva year

warhol superman smallFrom the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, opening October 20: Andy Warhol, “Superman,” 1961. Private collection. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Superman © and ™ DC Comics, courtesy DC Comics. All rights reserved.

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‘Boating’ in Chicago with Manet

Manet Chicago BoatingFrom the exhibition Manet and Modern Beauty, running through September 8 at the Art Institute of Chicago: Édouard Manet, “Boating,” 1874–75. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929.

In Chicago, Bauhaus weaving revisited

bauhaus chicago jpegFrom the exhibition “Weaving Beyond the Bauhaus,” opening at the Art Institute of Chicago August 3 and continuing through February 16, 2020: Anni Albers, Originally produced by the Bauhaus Workshop, “Orange, Black and White,” 1926/27 (produced 1965). Restricted gift of Mrs. Julian Armstrong, Jr. Copyright The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

November 22, 1963: A hero falls; a heroine emerges; an artist pays homage

warhol 12 jackiesAmong the cornucopia of work on view at the Art Institute of Chicago for its ongoing exhibition The New Contemporary is, above: Andy Warhol. “Twelve Jackies,” 1964. The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Edlis/Neeson Collection. © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. John F. Kennedy was assassinated 55 years ago Thursday, revealing a nation’s dark soul — and a First Lady’s courage to help it see some light.