Dear Friends of the Art Institute,
There is always a great deal going on at the museum, but it seems that this spring has been even busier than usual. As I write this, we have just opened our landmark exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective with a spectacular gala hosted by the Womans Board. This fundraising event was a testament both to the power of the exhibition as well as the generosity of our supporters, and I thank everyone who contributed to its great success.
In April, another event brought national and international attention to the museum as we hosted the North American launch for the second phase of the Google Art Project. We are thrilled that this online endeavor brings unprecedented access to our galleries and collections.
Through the activities mentioned above, those noted in the following pages, and many more, the Art Institute remains committed to strengthening our core mission. None of this would be possible without your support, and as the fiscal year closes, I encourage you to consider making an additional contribution with the enclosed envelope. I thank you for all that you do to help make the Art Institute a leader in scholarship, education, exhibitions, and programs.
Douglas Druick President and Eloise W. Martin Director
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Inside cover: Winning design for Bank of Americas mural contest by Adam Horrigan.
Opposite cover: Guests view Fashioning the Object: Bless, Boudicca, Sandra Backlund.
Cultural Partnershipsthe visual arts and music have been intimately interwoven throughout history, and the art institute is honored to have longstanding partnerships with leading cultural institutions which have highlighted this creative symbiosis during recent joint programs.
on february 15, guests with both a passion for the art institute and lyric opera heard selections from handels Rinaldo in the museums gallery 215, which features paintings of the same epic tale by giovanni Battista tiepolo.
on march 15, the community associates held their 26th annual program with the league of the chicago symphony orchestra association. in this unique collaboration, dancers from hubbard street Dance chicagos hs2 captured the movement of artworks from Capturing the Sublime: Italian Drawings of the Renaissance and Baroque, dancing to music played by key members of the cso.
Taddeo Zuccaro. Design for a Lunette: A Sibyl, c. 1553. The Art Institute of Chicago, promised gift of Anne Searle Bent.
Welcoming Roy LichtensteinWhaam! Bratatat! Varoom! the museum explodes this summer with the energy of roy lichtenstein in the largest retrospective of the influential Pop artist to date. exhibitions like this have earned the museum its status as a global leader, and none of this could have been possible without the generous support of individuals, foundations, and companies that believe in the museums mission. we express our most profound appreciation to Bank of america, the global sponsor of the exhibition, and deep gratitude for the major support from the Bette and neison harris exhibitions fund: caryn and King harris, Katherine harris, toni and ron Paul, Pam and Joe szokol, linda and Bill friend, and stephanie and John harris. special thanks are also due to Kenneth and anne griffin and cari and michael sacks for the underwriting of the exquisite exhibition catalogue. we are also grateful to the terra foundation for american art and the henry luce foundation for their partnership with this exhibition and countless other projects throughout the museum. finally, we would like to thank the members of the exhibitions trust, whose support touches special exhibitions at the museum throughout each and every year.
womans BoarD galaon may 11, the womans Board and Board of trustees hosted the spectacular opening celebration for Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective. chaired by caryn harris and stephanie field harris, the evening offered guests the first opportunity to experience the groundbreaking exhibition. the night was a memorable launch for the retrospective, befitting its importance in the art world and the city. the funds raised will help the art institute continue to educate and inspire the public with world-class exhibitions and educational programs.
chicago goes PoP
Tim Maloney, Illinois Market President for Bank of America; Adam Horrigan; and Douglas Druick with Horrigans winning commission design.
roy lichtenstein is also celebrated on Bank of americas iconic mural wall space adjacent to the Kennedy expressway. in late february, Bank of america announced a unique art partnership with the museum and the school of the art institute of chicago (saic), in conjunction with the companys global sponsorship of Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective. saic students were asked to create original artwork in the style of Pop art that is a tribute to chicago and could be painted on the three walls of Bank of americas wall space near north ashland avenue and west armitage avenue in the Bucktown neighborhood.
on march 21, tim maloney, illinois market President for Bank of america; Douglas Druick, eliose w. martin Director and President of the art institute of chicago; James rondeau, the Dittmer chair and curator, Department of contemporary art; and lisa wainwright, Dean of faculty at saic, announced the commission winner as adam horrigan. horrigans winning design was a fitting tribute to chicago and the river and a vivid homage to roy lichtensteins work. look for adams work along the Kennedy expressway all summer long.
Clockwise from top left:
Trustee Michael Sacks with trustee and gala co-chair Caryn Harris and King Harris.
James Rondeau, exhibition curator and Dittmer Chair and Curator, Department of Contemporary Art (second from left) with trustee Eric Lefkofsky, Liz Lefkofsky, and Igor DaCosta.
Dorothy Lichtenstein with Susan Manilow and trustee Lew Manilow.
Trustee Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Ron Krueck.
Paul Rehder and Womans Board President Francie Comer.
Dave Scherer and Rose Lizarragh with gala co-chair Stephanie Field Harris and John Harris.
the celebration continued with the late-night after-party crash the gala, hosted by ikram goldman.
Recent Event Highlights
womans BoarD eventthe womans Board hosted its third annual lecture and luncheon on february 9. this years edition featured James rondeau, Dittmer chair and curator, Department of contemporary art, offering an exhibition preview of Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective.
Chairs Anstiss Krueck, Jill Soderberg, and Monika Betts planned a Pop Artinspired and benday dotinfused event.
Womans Board and LAC members Sandra Rand and Audrey Tuggle.
UncorKeD: a case for wineon february 25, the auxiliary Board hosted Uncorked: a case for wine, an exclusive event at the casino which included an array of wine tastings as well as a silent and live auction.
Liam and Francesca Connell with Robert Hollar and board member Lisa Giles.
architectUre lectUrethe Butler-vanderlinden lecture on architecture, held on march 6, welcomed craig Dykers of the award-winning design firm snhetta.
Sponsors John VanderLinden (left) and John Butler (right), with Craig Dykers and Zo Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and Curator, Department of Architecture and Design.
new ParaDigmson march 30, the leadership advisory committee along with the school of the art institute and the ellen stone Belic institute for the study of women and gender in the arts and media at columbia college hosted new Paradigms featuring celebrated new Yorkbased artist mickalene thomas in conversation with mca curator naomi Beckwith.
Host committee members Antoine Jennings and Justin Bridgeman.
Andy Challenger, Kate Rubey, Toni Canada, and Rick Canada at the opening dinner for Fashioning the Object hosted by Barneys New York.
a celebration of architecture and designs latest exhibition Fashioning the Object: Bless, Boudicca, Sandra Backlund was held on april 11 for designers, donors, and other prominent members of the arts community.Major funding for this exhibition and catalogue is provided by the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago. Additional exhibition support is provided by Advisory Research, Inc., a Piper Jaffray Company. Annual support is provided by the Exhibitions Trust. Additional support is provided by the Architecture & Design Society.
night heistthe evening associates Board of Directors hosted its second annual night heist benefit, featuring a preview of Fashioning the Object, on april 13. it was an unforget-table evening in honor of all those who work to preserve the museums legacy for future generations.
Evening Associates Board member Spencer Davenport (center back) and friends.
lac recePtionon may 2, the leadership advisory committee hosted an opening reception and private viewing of Dawoud Bey: Harlem, U.S.A., a series of the artists photographs that has not been shown in its entirety since it debuted at the studio museum in harlem in 1979. generous support was provided by macys.Funding for this exhibition and catalogue is provided by the Leadership Advisory Committee of the Art Institute of Chicago.
LAC co-chairs Todd C. Brown and Dana Rice with Douglas Druick.
Ann Grubeann grube has been involved with the museum since she first moved to chicago over 30 years ago. the art institute was one of the f
Where can I see Roy Lichtenstein? ›
- Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. Art Gallery, Building, Museum, Opera House. ...
- National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Art Gallery, Museum. ...
- Tate Modern, London. Art Gallery, Bridge, Building, Museum. ...
- The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. Museum, Art Gallery. ...
- Museum Ludwig, Cologne. ...
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
He became famous for his bright and bold paintings of comic strip cartoons as well as his paintings of everyday objects. He was one of a group of artists making art in the 1960s who were called pop artists because they made art about 'popular' things such as TV, celebrities, fast food, pop music and cartoons.Why are dots used in Pop Art? ›
Warhol's dots, which vary in size and spacing, come from the halftone screening used in almost all mass-printing of black-and-white photographs. Warhol's Pop process always required some amount of halftone, just to transfer an image onto the screens he used to print his canvases.What is the difference between Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol? ›
Whereas Lichtenstein engaged with the tropes and motifs of Expressionism as a holistic movement, Warhol instead was inspired by the work of a single Expressionist master: Edvard Munch. At first it may seem surprising that Warhol chose to emulate the work of Munch.Were Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein friends? ›
The two masters of Pop Art Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein had a tenuous and sometimes competitive friendship throughout their careers.Why was Roy Lichtenstein's work so controversial? ›
He Used Commercial Techniques In His Work
Lichtenstein's work was also criticized for its lack of artistic flair and creativity. However, this was a deliberate choice by the artist. He used commercial techniques to make his work look as if it was 'printed' like a comic book.
Dot art is a style of painting created by the dotting of paint, rather than brush strokes. The dots are traditionally applied with a stick, but various instruments can be used to create this form of art.Did Andy Warhol use Ben-Day dots? ›
Likewise, Andy Warhol's 'Most Wanted Men' series from the early 1960s also employs the Ben-day dot methodology, creating a contrast between criminal mug shots and comic book visuals.What do dots symbolize in art? ›
A dot can be considered the beginning of the elements. A dot marks the beginning and the end of a line. Artists have also used the dot in their painting techniques, such as Pointillism, a painting method developed by the French artist Seurat.Who did Andy Warhol love the most? ›
Beautiful, rich, and deeply damaged, Edie Sedgwick was the avatar of Andy Warhol's desires. In 1965, as Pop art's prince moved from painting into film, he made Sedgwick his superstar—his Marilyn—until the relationship imploded.
Why did Andy Warhol change his name? ›
The artist's name wasn't actually Warhol
Despite Warhol himself having been born in Pittsburgh, the artist was conscious that his surname sounded foreign and began toying with the idea of changing it throughout his college years.
His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. His artwork was considered to be "disruptive".Who Shot Andy Warhol 3 times? ›
While Warhol was on the phone, Solanas fired at him three times. Her first two shots missed, but the third went through his spleen, stomach, liver, esophagus, and lungs. She then shot art critic Mario Amaya in the hip. Solanas further tried to shoot Fred Hughes, Warhol's manager, but her gun jammed.Did Andy Warhol have a disability? ›
His pattern of repetition defined an entire era of art, and it may have been the case that Warhol's affinity for repetition was a symptom of Asperger's. “It is fascinating how many of the things he did are typical of autism,” Dr.
Bowie performed a mime routine, followed by his song. None of the Factory crowd knew quite what to make of him, but by all accounts they were very polite. The two greats never met again, though Andy allegedly attended a concert during the Ziggy Stardust era and adored the glamour of it.Why was pop art so controversial? ›
The movement challenged fine art traditions by including imagery from popular and mass cultures, such as advertisements, comic books, and mundane mass-produced objects.What criticism did Lichtenstein have? ›
Roy Lichtenstein's critics said he was a plagiarist, not an artist. But Alastair Sooke argues that he should be reassessed as a modern master. When pop art blazed onto the scene in the early '60s, many people dismissed the work of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and their contemporaries as worthless rubbish.Why was pop art criticized? ›
Many critics did not receive pop art kindly because it acted as a reflection of popular culture. Some art critics felt that it was 'lowbrow' or uncritical of culture, however, this criticism overlooked many of the themes of pop art which helped pave the way for postmodernism as a movement.What museums have Roy Lichtenstein artwork? ›
Roy LichtensteinWhere can I see Rembrandt? ›
In France, the Louvre in Paris is where to go for Rembrandt along with other priceless works of art.
How much is a Roy Lichtenstein painting worth? ›
Many of his paintings have sold for millions or more and even lesser work sells in the tens of thousands of dollars. The most ever paid for a Roy Lichtenstein piece at auction was $93,365,000 for the painting.Who owns the most Rembrandts? ›
The New York businessman Thomas Kaplan (born 1962), along with his wife Daphne Recanati Kaplan, is now the world's largest private collector of that genre which culminates with the ascendancy of Dutch painting at the beginning of the 17th century, and among whose leading figures is Rembrandt.How much is a Rembrandt painting worth? ›
LONDON (Reuters) - A Rembrandt painting unseen in public for nearly 40 years sold for a record 20.2 million pounds ($33.2 million) at auction in London on Tuesday, the highest ever paid at auction for the 17th century artist.Are there any Rembrandts in the US? ›
Southern California is home to the third-largest assemblage of Rembrandt paintings in the United States, with notable strength in works from the artist's dynamic early career in Leiden and Amsterdam.