Artist John Singer Sargent

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March 25, 2014 - Artist John Singer Sargent

We preview the surprisingly varied work of American artist John Singer Sargent through The Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection. Known as the great American portrait artist, Sargent was a prodigy whose many talents extended beyond his reputation. View a slideshow of Sargent's artwork.

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The Art of Edward Gorey

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February 25, 2014 - The Art of Edward Gorey

Who knew that the king of gothic cartoons came from Chicago? We visit an in-depth exhibit of Edward Gorey -- who influenced everyone from Maurice Sendak to Tim Burton -- at the Loyola University Museum of Art. View a slideshow of artwork.

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Art and Appetite

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Art and Appetite is a celebration of food and drink as depicted by American artists. From Andy Warhol to Norman Rockwell, this new Art Institute exhibition takes a scholarly but tasty look at artistic representations of what we eat and what it reveals about us. We have a preview. Read recipes and an Artbeat blog.

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“Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North”

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October 8, 2013 - Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War

The Civil War is remembered through art and literature that capture the American spirit on the Northern home front.

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Leon and Sadie Garland

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August 27, 2013 - Leon and Sadie Garland

We look at a pair of artists who met, married and lived at Jane Addams’ Hull House during the Depression era. Their works are currently on view at the Koehnline Museum on the campus of Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. Read an interview and view a slideshow.

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"They Seek a City"

Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910 – 1950

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March 19, 2013 - "They Seek a City"

We dig into a deeply rooted exhibition that showcases artists who found inspiration in the common experience of migration.

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Thorne Miniature Rooms

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December 18, 2012 - Thorne Miniature Rooms

We look into the huge appeal behind the Thorne Miniature Rooms, and discover what's new this holiday season.

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Manilow Sculptures

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Manilow Sculptures

We take you to a prairie setting filled with gigantic works of art.

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American Folk Art

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American Folk Art

We take a spin through the gallery of American Folk Art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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Block Museum Reopens with Blockbuster Artists

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January 21, 2014 - Block Museum Reopens with Blockbuster Art

We find out what’s happening at the newly reopened Block Museum on the campus of Northwestern University, including a show of photographs by master photographer Edward Steichen and Polaroids by Andy Warhol. Watch a web extra video.

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Elmhurst Art Museum's "Inventory"

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October 22, 2013 - Elmhurst Art Museum's "Inventory"

An art museum digs deep into its collection and brings out rarely seen works, from Frederic Remington to Salvador Dali. We get a preview of Inventory_The EAM Collection at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Read an Artbeat blog and view a gallery.

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Tiffany Art at Driehaus Museum

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October 1, 2013 - Tiffany Art at Driehaus Museum

We get a preview of treasures created by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany in an amazing setting – the restored Gilded Age mansion that houses the Driehaus Museum. Read an Artbeat blog and view a slideshow.

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Artist Hale Woodruff

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April 16, 2013 - Artist Hale Woodruff

Dramatic works of art by a little-known artist, African-American painter Hale Woodruff, visit Chicago for the first time.

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Irving Penn: A Retrospective of an American Photographer

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January 29, 2013 - Irving Penn: American Photographer

A famous photographer aims his camera at the sidewalks of the city. We see what Irving Penn discovered "underfoot."

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Joan Mitchell

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October 30, 2012 - Joan Mitchell

The life and work of a tough Chicago artist. We take a closer look at the painter Joan Mitchell, who expressed herself strongly during a macho era of American art.

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Artist Morris Topchevsky

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Artist Morris Topchevsky

We remember Morris Topchevsky, a Chicago artist who was an eyewitness to world-changing events.

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The Pop Art of Roy Lichtenstein

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The Pop Art of Roy Lichtenstein

The Pop Art paintings of Roy Lichtenstein make a rare appearance at The Art Institute. We get a preview.

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