Secrets Behind Field Museum’s LEED Gold Status

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in Culture, Featured
Secrets Behind Field Museum’s LEED Gold Status

Housing 30 million artifacts and specimens across 1.3-million square feet, Chicago’s Field Museum is one of the most celebrated museums in the country. Although best known for its dinosaurs and natural history exhibits, since March, the museum has a new claim to fame: It is one of only a few museums nationwide to earn LEED […]

Chicago neighborhood map stands the test of time

Posted on Dec 2, 2015 in Culture, Press
Chicago neighborhood map stands the test of time

This story by Rick Kogan is excerpted from the Chicago Tribune, November 30, 2015. There are, by the count of cartographers and real estate developers and politicians, God knows how many neighborhoods in Chicago. And no matter how sad and downtrodden, how happy and polished, people live and work in all of them. Visual artist […]

Q&A with Matthew S. Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Culture
Q&A with Matthew S. Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago

How did you decide to become a curator specializing in photography? What brought you to the Art Institute of Chicago? Witkovsky: It’s a bit of a funny path. I first worked in the art world for Zabriskie, an American gallery with a branch in Paris. Virginia Zabriskie showed American art of an earlier period, contemporary […]

Stephanie D’Alessandro Discusses the Role of a Curator

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 in Culture
Stephanie D’Alessandro Discusses the Role of a Curator

One thing that I think is so great about the Art Institute is that almost at the moment of its founding was this great desire to reflect the city and the city itself being one that was very, very modern. The art that was collected here was always connected to the spirit of what was […]