Sunday, August 9, 2009

Works on Paper at the Chicago Art Institute

To welcome in the modern wing of the Chicago Institute of Art, the Department of Prints and Drawings shares an exhibition that highlights it's modern and contemporary drawings. The 80 drawings featured in this exhibit, are a rare treat to be seen by the public. Highlights include works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Max Beckmann and Ernst Kirchner. The selection reveal a span of work, from highly finished to simple notions on paper. A huge draw to visit this show is the experience of new works recently added to the collection. Works from Minimalists Robert Mangold, Robert Ryman and Richard Tuttle make their debut to this collection. Roy Lichtenstein's Alka Seltzer, has never been repeated in another medium! Take this opportunity to enjoy the tradition of drawings and where it has lead so many artists. This exhibition will be open through September 13th, 2009.

Roy Lichtenstein. Alka Seltzer, 1966. Margaret Fisher Endowment.

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