The Art Institute of Chicago

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Museums

Several US museums restrict staff travel to high-risk countries in response to coronavirus

Institutions like the National Gallery of Art and the Guggenheim remain open but alert to potential for closing as confirmed cases of Covid-19 rise

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Museums & Heritage

Making the Art Institute of Chicago a more inclusive place is about more than just architecture

The museum’s director James Rondeau on why the institution is bringing Barcelona architects Barozzi Veiga on board to rethink the whole campus

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Bauhaus

Art Institute of Chicago show traces the Bauhaus’s legacy in 20th-century textile art

The weaving workshop was “an incubator of aesthetic and pedagogical talent”

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Looted art

Top museums in Europe and North America face claims for Dürers looted during World War II

Poland and the Ukraine both want the Lubomirski drawings back

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Exhibitions

Dawoud Bey brings viewers on an evocative journey along the Underground Railroad

The artist’s new series of nocturnal photographs, on show at the Art Institute of Chicago, vividly imagine the kinds of scenes escaping slaves might have seen

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

A gift for Chicago, a new work for Norway, and a Rothko rockets in price: talking points at Art Basel in Miami Beach

From a Tschabalala Self painting donated to the Art Institute of Chicago to Goshka Macuga's commission the Norwegian parliament

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The Art Institute of Chicago

How to avoid digital boom and bust

There are plenty of grants for new digital projects but finding long-term funding could be much harder

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January 2008

Art Institute of Chicago Gauguin sculpture is fake

The Bolton fraud

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Exhibitions

German prints and drawings from Friedrich to Baselitz and the Manilow gift of post-war German works on paper go on show in Chicago

The Art Institute attempts to heal old wounds with upcoming exhibitions

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Museums

San Francisco MoMA has new director

Mr Benezra comes to the city's Museum of Modern Art from The Art Institute of Chicago

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Colonial art

Okwui Enwezor's curation examines the effects of post-colonialism on Africa’s artistic output

“The short century: liberation and independence in Africa 1945-94”, creates a “critical biography of Africa”

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Colonial art

Books: a selection of the Art Institute of Chicago's holdings

Painting, design, and decorative arts from Colonial times until the Second World War

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Nazi loot

Goodman restitution case settled out of court

Disputed Degas to go to the Art Institute of Chicago

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Looted art

US museums deny holding war loot

Museum directors summoned before the House of Representatives

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Nazi loot

The Lubomirski Dürers: where are they now?

The Art Newspaper has tracked down twenty-four of the drawings looted by Hitler and sold by the prince whose ancestors had donated them to their local museum