Stories for October 2011

Picture This: How Do You Clean the Kogod Courtyard Canopy?

October 14, 2011

How do you clean the canopy over American Art's Kogod Courtyard? Very carefully. One of the best perks I have working at American Art is taking colleagues on tours of our museum. The building is rich with history. President Abraham...

Spotlight on Chicago: Don Baum

October 12, 2011

Don Baum's Chinatown Featured in the new exhibition at American Art, Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection, Don Baum's Chinatown is an assemblage made from wood, crushed metal cans, and rulers that have been cut, glued, and reassembled. It was...

Encuentros: Artistic Exchange between the U.S. and Latin America

October 4, 2011

Anima (Alma/Soul) by Ana Mendieta Beginning tomorrow, October 5, the American Art Museum will be hosting a two-day symposium called Encuentros: Artistic Exchange between the U.S. and Latin America. The symposium will examine artistic exchanges between the United States and...