Fun with the Art Institute of Chicago

16 reasons why free artwork should be given with every art museum ticket

(artwork by Chicago artists: Erik Maldre, Ginny Gaura, Carissa Rose, Kristina Gosh, Lynda A. Betz) With admission prices rising at the Art Institute, this would be a great time for them to employ an extra incentive for people to come to the museum. A special bonus could be given with every ticket bought. Each person …

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Art Institute of Chicago raises ticket prices in 2013

Starting February 1 the Art Institute is raising their admission prices as much as five dollars. With every ticket, a piece of artwork should be given away with every ticket. Snaaaap. $23. I want some artwork! An artist trading card should be given away with every ticket. Brevki’s work would be fun. It sells for …

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Five fun ways to wrap a giant political statue with plastic and masking tape

The Art Institute is wrapping up Thomas Schütte’s large statue, “Vater Staat.” They should do something creative with the masking tape. Let’s make some suggestions to the Art Institute of Chicago on how to better apply the masking tape. To come up with ideas on how to apply the masking tape, let’s first learn about …

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4 must-see art shows at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013

I’m really excited for the Art Institute’s upcoming shows in 2013. The Artist and the Poet February 1, 2013‚ÄìJune 2, 2013 My girlfriend is a writer and I’m an artist. We shall happily go to this exhibit together. Picasso and Chicago February 20, 2013‚ÄìMay 12, 2013 The title sounds very interesting how it’s not just …

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Art Institute of Chicago’s Annual Sock Sliding Competition

This photo makes me want to take off my shoes, run across the floor, and sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide. The Art Institute’s new modern wing is nice. They should hold annual sock-sliding competitions. Maybe I’ll start an unofficial one with a couple people. When the guards ask us what we are doing, I’ll reply, “It’s the Annual Sock …

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Images of the newest artwork from Chicago art galleries and museums

I’d like there to be a website that collects images of all the artwork being shown in Chicago art museums and galleries. Here’s the next best thing. A google image search for each of the gallery districts in Chicago. I broke them up into areas, because Google limits how long your search string can be. …

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Are you more likely to go to a symphony or a modern art exhibit?

In a WBEZ interview about how techno music is like classical music, Mason Bates, composer-in-residence for both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony, gives an example of how people are afraid of the symphony. At minute 11:48 in the inteview he says, “The primary problem is intimidation. I know so many people, …

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Why do you go to art museums?

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s twitter account pointed me in the direction of a “Time Out Chicago” article about their new identity, “We are here at the Museum of Contemporary Art.” The commenting is closed on the article, so I’m posting my response below. I’m looking forward to the artist working spaces in the 12×12 …

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