When: Thursday, April 14, 2016 6:00PM–7:30PM
Where: 111 S Michigan Ave, (312) 443-3600, Fullerton Hall
This film, “Van Gogh: Painted with Words” is being screened in conjunction with the exhibit Van Gogh’s Bedrooms.
Admission to the film is free with museum admission. Every Thursday evening from 5-8p the Art Institute of Chicago offers free general admission to Illinois residents with valid ID. Guide to the Art Institute of Chicago. So admission to the museum and film are free.
- The Art Institute of Chicago was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879.
- The Art Institute found its permanent home in 1893, when it moved into a building, constructed for the World’s Columbian Exposition.
- Art Institute is composed of eight buildings and covers nearly one million square feet.
- Addition, Architect, Year of addition:
- Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, 1901
- McKinlock Court, Coolidge & Hodgdon, 1924
- Goodman Theater, Howard Van Doren Shaw, 1926
- Ferguson Building, Holabird & Root & Burgee, 1958
- Morton Wing, Shaw, Metz, & Assoc., 1962
- Columbus Drive Addition and School of the Art Institute, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1977
- Daniel F. & Ada Rice Building, Hammond, Beeby & Babka, 1988
- Fullerton Hall Restoration, Weese Langley Weese: Gilmore, Franzen Architects, 2001
- Modern Wing, Renzo Piano, 2009 (264,000 square feet)
- Collection comprises approximately 300,000 works of arts—ranging from ancient art through to work being created by today’s foremost artists—and our visitors number 1.5 million annually from across Chicagoland, the country, and the world.
- In 2014 the AIC received a $400 million donation of pop art from Stephen Edlis and and Gael Neeson. Key works from the donation are currently on display in the Modern Wing.