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Wednesday marks Museum Selfie Day – the perfect marriage of learning and self-indulgence created by blogger and "Culture Snatcher" Mar Dixon as a way to get the masses packed into those cultural fonts of wisdom: museums. We take a look at 15 of the best selfies from local museums.

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A spectacular Nativity set blends heavenly drama with earthly delights. “Chicago Tonight” visited the museum and found an elaborate piece of art originally seen in churches in 18th century Naples.

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Andy Warhol. Mona Lisa Four Times, 1978. (The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Edlis/Neeson Collection. © 2015)

A revealing look at the massive new collection of contemporary art at the Art Institute, where the Modern Wing galleries have been transformed.

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Jasper Johns. Target, 1961.

James Rondeau, the Art Institute's head curator of contemporary art, highlights pieces donated to the museum by Chicago art collectors Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson –  an estimated $400 million gift of iconic contemporary artwork. 

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This weekend, the Art Institute of Chicago unveils a massive gift of 44 iconic contemporary works in its Modern Wing. Here’s how the museum landed those pieces. 

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An architect with a global portfolio but a laser-like focus on context. Works deeply embedded in culture but devoted to breaking stereotypes. And a talented eye with more of an approach than a style. "Chicago Tonight" takes a look inside David Adjaye's new solo architecture exhibition at the Art Institute’s modern wing.

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Edgar Degas. Scene from the Steeplechase: The Fallen Jockey, 1866, reworked 1880–1881 and c. 1897. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1999.79.10.

The Art Institute of Chicago offers a fresh perspective on French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas in Degas: At the Track, On the Stage, an exhibition focusing on works that feature movement or performance.

Art Institute Links Work of American Artist James McNeil Whistler and His European Contemporaries

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James McNeil Whistler and Theodore Roussel had linked artistic visions. Their decade of professional collaboration gets a fresh perspective in this look at the creative output of the American mentor and his European student.

An Artist Confronts His Demons

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The Art Institute’s current show is a kind of nightmare before Christmas.

Shooting a Real Story About a Surreal Sort of Guy

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An extraordinary look at everyday objects, the Art Institute’s summer blockbuster is “Rene Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary.” Don’t miss it.

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For 80 years, the Fashion Design Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has been training future designers, stylists, and artists. Brandis Friedman goes behind-the-scenes for a peek at this year’s annual The WALK fashion show and fundraiser. 

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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.

Kashmir and More at The Art Institute

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Art Institute of Chicago - Nilima Sheikh

New at the museum -- two solo exhibitions feature a pair of female contemporary Indian artists.

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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 revisit a preview. Read recipes and an Artbeat blog.

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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.

Art Institute Curator Digests One of Her Favorite Paintings

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The curator of Art and Appetite dishes on one of her favorite pop art pieces in the show, Tom Wesselman's "Four Roses."